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Tori - 2007-11-09
I had a rough green snake that I caught in the wild for about two weeks. She/he never attempted to bite and she enjoyed being held. I had the 12 inch long snake housed in a 20 gallon aquarium with a fake log and a rock pool. I also had a heat lamp. I never misted her cage because no one told me to-oops- but she was happy and liked to swim in the pool. The pet store told me that she was a racer and to feed her pinkies. We bought a pinkie and put in her cage and the snake would not eat the pinkie. Instead, it curled up with it and kept in warm, we ended up releasing both together. A few years after I had that snake, I came across another RGS, which was highly agressive and had to be promptly released.

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bob - 2007-11-07
corn snakes can be housed together qiute succesfully. the only problem is with males during breeding, they might have a scuffle. otherwise these snakes are very docile and i have never received a bite from both of mine, which i hope to breed

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haylea - 2007-11-04
i just got an albino corn snake like a few hours ago and her name is ripley. she is already friendly and very nice. she was my b-day present, i just turned 11. she let me hold her the first time i saw her and loves it. she hasn't hissed or been aggressive yet and i hope she stays like that. she's great so far and i love her. she is the nicest snake ever and im very glad i have her!=]

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Judy - Chrsitina - 2007-10-02
We got a rough green snake about two months ago. At first everything was going well. She was active and ate well. She actually got depressed when my 13 year old daughter, her "mommy" didn't hold her every day. She loves being in a place where she can watch what is going on from her aquarium. She recently began looking like she had small scratches on her. I read that it is possible that the mulch we were using could be the cause of the problem. That it may scratch and stays too moist when misting the cage. They recommended that we use an indoor outdoor type carpet on the bottom of her home and put shredded newspaper over it and to change it every day. She sometimes likes to burrow and hide and I am not sure the newspaper will be sufficient, but they also said that the calcium substrate wasn't the best idea. We love our snake and want to keep her healthy. I noticed that you here are rather attached to this kind of snake as well. We recently went to a reptile expo and there wasn't a snake there that could compare to this little green snake in personality and looks. We love these snakes!

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Rcahel - 2007-09-25
I have a male Granite Ball/Royal python. I've owned many reptiles before but I think ball Pythons have to be the best. They are easy to care for as long as you have time to regularly handle them. TIPS: NO HEAT ROCKS NO NEWSPAPER

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nick - 2007-09-18
I'm planning on getting a RGS from the pet store i work at. I have a 20 gallon tall tank, 1x24x18 for those of you who don't know the dementions. I will also be getting a 75 or 100 watt basking spot light and a UVA light bulb. I will probably go with either a mulch or terra fibre substrate with vines and plants for climbing. I might get some live plants since i will be getting the UVA light, makes sense.

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Laura - 2007-08-28
My name is Laura, and i own an Emporer Red Tail. Her name is Layla and she is 6.5 ft long. My boyfriend and i saved her when we first got together. Her previous owner let her get into a pool table. Her owner also never fed her. We have had her for about a year now, and she is doing well and getting better. Her scar is also fading. Even though she wasn't taken care of before, she is a very sweet and docile snake. She loves to be out and tries to get out of her tank before i can close it. She lets us kiss her on the head and she gives us kisses. She likes to breathe in your ear also. She has so much personality and i would definitely say im glad to have her.

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Callie - 2007-08-27
We have a beautiful young royal python named Cleopatra. She didn't eat for the first couple weeks, but she loves to eat for us now. We wash our hands and take her out and play with her every day for about an hour. Every three days or so, we thaw a frozen "fuzzy" mouse for her. We put her back in her container and dangle it in front of her by the tail. We love to watch her gobble mice up.

One of the theories for the name "royal" python is that Cleopatra used to wear ball pythons around her wrist as a bracelet. Of course, we love to do the same thing!

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Lisa P. Whitten - 2007-08-15
We have had an albino corn snake since April of this year and LOVE him. He has been the best pet. I just wish I had discovered snakes as pets before I discovered dogs and cats. Very easy to care for. Our albino is very docile, loves to be held, has never coiled or offered to strike, has never hissed. We feed him in a separate plastic container so that he does not associate our hand coming into his home as offering food. In late May, we got a ghost corn snake. We keep her in a separate home than our albino, though they are about the same size (now about 18 inches). She is not as friendly as our albino, though she still has not offered to strike. She does become somewhat apprehensive when you try to pick her up and she does get in the striking position sometimes. She is not as comfortable being held and when in her home, she hides most of the time, while our albino loves lying in his tree or on the sand. We bought them at different stores so I imagine they were handled differently in the stores and that is why they are so different now. Or I guess they could just have different temperaments like people do!

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Debbie Heckman - 2007-08-11
I have had Pinky for more than seven years now. He is almost 7 ft. long so he is a couple years older and a couple feet longer than the average Snow Corn Snake. I think it is due to the fact that I keep him active. I let him outside to play in the trees and slither along the ground. He is so laid back that I have yet to see him take off at more than a turtle crawl. Also, I make plans to have him visit the serpentarium for a couple months during the spring season so he can meet the lady snakes. We visit the libraries in our county for special events such as today we will be going to a grand opening for the new library branch on the island. This keeps him people friendly. He loves people and water. Oh and he loves chicken! I have fed mice and rats to Pinky for years; sometimes 2 large rats at a feeding. A month or so ago I was cleaning some chicken breasts for a meal and I had Pinky around my neck. Next thing I know, he is munching on a piece. So, I have made his diet staple chicken breast. It works great for both of us. He gets frisky and tries to get out of his cage now and then. But I recognize that he loves attention and just wants to hang out with us, his family. Love is always the key to a good pet, regardless of what kind of pet you have.

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