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kim - 2013-10-01
My ball python is named Monty, I've had him almost two years and he was 4 months old when I got him. He's grown quite a bit and I have him in a 25 gallon tank and will be upgrading soon. But my question is he has been very active lately, way more than usual and he has been laying around different spots in his tank other than under his tree trunk. Should I be worried that something is wrong with him he seems fine just very active off and on all day and night?

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Jillian - 2012-04-15
Angel is my Snow Albino Corn snake which I acquired as a 10 inch baby in February of 2006. At approximately 54 inches long and a circumference of about 5 1/2 inches, after the cloaca the circumference drops to about 2 inches. This has been like this for about 4 years. Just recently I noticed brown spots on the underside for approximately 6 inches from the cloaca up towards the head. She (I don't know the actual sex) has not eaten for 6 weeks, rejecting 5 different frozen mice. She is very active and has a new 'playmate' in our cat. He loves to sit atop her aquarium and watch her and she loves to reach to the top and they sniff each other through the screen. Is it possible she wants to eat the cat? Are any of these things related??? Thanks for any help you can lend :)

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-15
    I have had boas that have almost seemed to make friends with the feeder I have put in. Biggest issue is that the cat can easily hurt the snake. Sounds like a curiousity thing over a food thing. Still wouldn't chance hurting eother.
  • Anonymous - 2012-06-01
    My corn snake rejected frozen pinkies for almost a month. Today I fed it a live pinkie for the first time. It pounced on it after 30 seconds of examining it.
  • Anonymous - 2012-06-20
    Look I am a beginner and does it have teeth is it venimous?
  • Michael geller - 2013-09-09
    I have 2 cats and a creamsicle corn snake myself. First off I strongly discourage letting your cat sit on top of the snakes tank. A few reasons why I think that is because the lid can simply break due to the cats weight, leading to the snake getting hurt, getting out or being crushed. My cat loves to sit in front of the snakes tank and watch him and gently paw the screen. My snake doesn't mind it that much but it sounds like yours has been rejecting food for a long time. Put a lock on the door, let the snake be cat free for a week or a few days and try feeding him then. Hope that helps, best of luck :)
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andrea - 2013-09-04
Alright I have had my ball python for about 6 months now, she has shed 5 of those months. She is a pretty good size for her age, her name is Wormy. I found out she was a little female. I also just recently got a baby red tail boa, I must say I like the ball python better but the rosie will grow on me I guess.

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snakeman Nick - 2013-08-23
Hate to burst your bubble, but this 'Colombian 'Red Tail' Boa' pictured is in fact a Bolivian Amarilli boa constrictor, you can tell by the vary small 2-3 red colored saddles at base of tale as well as the faint and vary thin saddle markings on back. They are much nastier to handle than the Colombian Boas.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-08-27
    Not to worry, our bubble is not at all burst! We love to get comments like this that help to make Animal-World a better site. Sooo... we swapped out the main picture to a true Columbia Boa, and moved this handsome Bolivian Amarilli Boa further down the page (and labeled it correctly!). Thanks so much for your sharp eye and assistance.
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kb - 2008-06-26
My rtb, Forbes, is the best snake ever. He will be 3 in July and has never even attempted to bite. I have even needed to clean bedding out of his mouth with no problems from him, and he doesn't mind dogs sniffing at him when he crawls on the floor. He will lay on me for as long as I will rub him - but I can definitely see a difference in his interaction with me as opposed to anyone else.
My boy is very spoiled and he loves it. I take him out of the cage nearly every single day, and he goes swimming and takes drives with me in the summer. I will be sad when he is just too big for me to handle alone. We are in the process of having a floor to ceiling enclosure built for him.
A lot of people ask how big will he get or how long will he live, and when I tell them, the reaction is usually 'what are you going to do with him then?' I'm going to keep him, of course! These reptiles are a true commitment and should not be a short term novelty to 'show-off'. Before purchasing one, be prepared to handle them regulary for many, many years - intentions otherwise are just not fair to them.

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  • Ernest Williams - 2011-09-23
    You should never let an RTB on your floors,unless you have just cleaned the floors with a pet safe cleaner. You should also not ware shoes that have worn outside,while you are in your house. You should never let animals near your RTB. You should take a shower before handling your RTB. Captive bred RTB have a poor immune system. It's very common for a young Boa to die from parasites just because the owner was reckless and careless enough to not take all precautions before feeding or handling there snake.
  • Victoria - 2013-08-02
    You can clearly tell that you care for your big boy, and glad to hear you'll give him a great LONG HEALTHY LIFE.
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Kelly Gratton - 2008-11-22
I have recently purchased my very first snake, EVER, and I have chosen a snow corn snake, and I must say HE'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL I have ever seen. We have named him BOB as we wanted a name that no-one would forget, and so far, no-one has hahaha. At first I was very frightened about handling him thinking he was going to bite me at every opportunity, but he has never given me a reason to be scared of him, and I can feel a bond with him already (does that sound weird). I no longer feel scared of him and I am handling him now as often as I can... apart from when he's ready for feeding! I hope me and BOB have a long and happy relationship, and I can definitely say I would love to have another, but for now I'm happy.

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  • michelle - 2012-10-02
    Our baby snow corn has escaped. Do you think my dogs would have ate it. Because I can't find it anywhere
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-02
    My guess is that it is probably in the house somplace under or behind something. These guys get out and they can find the best hideaways imaginable.  Good luck with the search.  WOW  not fun.
  • mary-jane - 2013-07-20
    Just remember that these sort of snakes are not very nice. If they had got out and need to go back to there tanks I also have a corn snack and she gets out almost all the time.
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Joshoa - 2011-04-28
Hello, I am an experienced snake owner and I have been dying to find an albino ball in my price range. Please if anybody knows where to get one besides Craigslist at a good price(250) please let me know. 678 847 3672.

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  • Tom Parker - 2011-07-28
    Got one for sale about a year old 100 dollars
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-05
    there are some on ebay and google
  • steve - 2013-07-12
    You just missed the kansas city reptile show. It was July 6-7 the next one is Sept 15, Nov 17, OVERLAND PARK KS 8787 REEDER RD PH # 913-609-9343 Good luck Joshoa, babys were going for about $250.
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Wendy - 2008-01-25
I have had my ball for 2 years now and I am amazed at how loving he is. His favorite thing to do is to set on my shoulders with his head under my chin. He also has learned to give kisses and often will follow my mouth when I move my head and slowly put his mouth to my lips then move back to under my chin.I wonder are there other balls this loving or is mine a exception to the rule.

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  • mary - 2013-07-09
    I've had Hypnos (Male Ball Python) For about three years. I got him from a neighbor that had to move when he was about a foot long. He is now 5' and the biggest ball of sweet. He loves to give kisses and cuddles. When my roommate was preggers he would curl around her belly and cuddle the baby. I think it is a trait in some ball pythons, but yours is not the only one, and that makes me a happy lady. ~M
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Anonymous - 2010-11-27
I have 2 corn snakes, one is almost 1 year old and the other turned 2 today and I've been hearing you can and you can't have them together so I'm really confused.

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  • TONY - 2013-07-07
    Hi, i have a red albino corn snake and a great plains rat snake together. I put the rat snake in with the corn snake as adults to see if they would get along. I did this about 2 years ago and they are still together with no problems whatsoever. Just don't feed them together, put 1 snake in another container and feed it in that container and then put it back with the other snake. King snakes and milk snakes must be kept separetly as they will eat one another.
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Anonymous - 2012-02-21
Hi, I was wondering if I could legally keep and breed wild NORTHERN water snakes. I would like to catch them in a trap (I was thinking a parcaly submerged minnow trap with 3 or 4 minnows) and keep them as pets andeventualy add them to the zoo I want to build(I am 13 and need to get that idea past my mom). I was thinking of setting traps out as soon as possible but I have no minnow traps so would appreciate it if you guys gave me some instructions on how to build one or a good place to buy one. I plan on keeping them in a 20 gallon aquarium until I get permition from my mom to let me build a large reptile encloser in the back yard. Also I want to start a pet store and I already have fish I can breed so I was thinking why not have a reptile part of the store.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-21
    You would have to check with Fish and Game in your state. Some states it is legal and others not. Best to know rather than get all set up, have them removed and get fined.
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