Animal Stories - Albino Corn Snake

Animal-World Information about: Albino Corn Snake

   Like all corn snakes, the albino corn snake makes an excellent pet for the advanced beginner.
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Kristy Lucas - 2014-09-21
I got me a albino creamsicle almost a year ago. every time I feed him I give him 2 days alone. After 2 day's I get him out and take him outside. (you can see when they have to poop) I did this everytime. Everyday I give him fresh water and I hold his head near it and he drinks some. well for 2 days he refused water so on the second day I decided to take him out... and wala he peed. :) I brought him back inside and he drank some water. took alot of care, love, & patience to make my snake trained to use the bathroom outside. so for all you just now getting one I suggest doing the above. it's not easy, but it saves the trouble of cleaning or smelling a nasty cage and it saves money due to not having to clean the cage alot. :)

vanity - 2014-03-16
I just purchased a female albino corn snake last night. I popped her today to confirm it was in fact a female. I was scared to hurt her and I still am scared that she's gonna die because I popped her. She hides a lot. I've tried avoiding handling. How long should I wait before handling her? Should I just wait till after her first feeding?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-03-20
    It's generally suggested that you wait at least a week before handling a new corn snake, to give it time to acclimate to its new home.
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 :)
Jason - 2012-08-03
My corn snake is rolling on his side what could be wrong

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-04
    Is the snake doing anything else?  Did it just feed?  Anything startle it?
  • Jason - 2012-08-04
    He ate last week. He died in my hands last night. he was rolling on his side and I went to check on him. he went limp in my hands and just died? i don't know.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-04
    I am sorry.
Kevin - 2010-02-24
What is the proper way to handle an albino corn? I just got one but I'm a little hesitant to handle him because a) I don't want to improperly handle him. The floor manager at the petco were I purchased him referred to him as trouble and took him out of his terrarium with a stick which raised my eyebrow a bit. Well he is the furthest thing from trouble so far, just curious, he seems to love his new home and ate his first fuzzy. The only downside so far is he seems to be shy or afraid to be handled. As soon as I open the top of his cage he hides and buries himself or curls up in the corner. This is where I think he is afraid in which case I don't want to handle him if he is in fear, but how do I get him use to being handled then? Is it okay to pick him up if he buries himself or curls up? I don't want my snake to be afraid of me every time I open his cage. And lastly, does it hurt if he gets frightened and he bites? Lol.

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  • dan - 2011-07-31
    First off never hold him if you have just fed him within the last few days this will stress him out. To pick up the snake put your palm of your hand down and pick him up from his mid section. allow his head to move freely and always use two hands.
  • Anonymous - 2012-07-17
    We got a baby albimo snow corn about 2 ft long not sure how old, maybe 1-2 yrs. Very timid but find if handle with confidence and go in, let her know your there 1st for a min, b4 you approach then make sure u support her weight and go in with one hand on neck and one on mid body.(heavy part). But they usually will get used to you. It may be a shock if bites, thats it.It's over after it done. It's just a little shock if they do. It doesn't hurt really but persevere it wll pay off. The sooner you do it the better. The more u show fear the worse it is. good luck .Our is bootsy not sexed yet from Rochester Kent, UK
HAVASI LÁSZLÓ - 2012-05-27
Hello: I live in Hungary! I, too, escaped from the snake, he slept in the cool behind the toilet. Does not go far because of the unknown place! Just be careful not to stand on. He misses the water, can be found there!

Marsha C. Mais - 2012-05-24
So, exactly 1 week ago, I bought a Snow Corn that I named Rexx, since the labeling said it was a male. Hadn't had the chance to pop him to confirm since he's milked me twice in attempt. Anyways, I want to say he was a hatching since he was very tiny, about 4 or 5 inches long and as thin as a pencil. I put him in the same vivarium with our older female Albino Corn, Phoenix, who is about 2 feet long and as thick as my thumb. Anyways, last night, I saw Rexx climbing the top edge of the tank, which has a VERY secure lid. That is his normal behavior thus far since he was very active from the start. This morning, he's gone. Is there a chance that my older snake ate him since today or tomorrow is supposed to be feeding day for both? Or is it more possible that he still snuck out? There are 2 very small holes at the back corners of the lid to allow wires to go through but I never gave much though to them til I started looking for the snake this morning. A lot of professional articles I've read said putting 2 corns together is just fine..while a few personal opinions of keepers either agree or say otherwise, or that it's more likely that hatchlings will eat each other.

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  • Tracy - 2012-05-25
    My daughters baby albino corn snake escaped from a tight sealed enclosure. It managed to slip through the tiniest if graps near where the lid secured. We were assured that the lid was escape proof, but I am now a believer that nothing is truly escape proof. We then went out and purchsed an Exo-Terra enclosure for it. As for the vent holes at the back we were told by two breeders to make sure that they were closed. Our daughters snake turned up inside her dresser drawer after we had ripped her room apart looking for it.

Kristen - 2012-05-25
Hi!! I just got my son an albino corn snake. Her name is Coral. We love her. She has grown to love my son and just rests on his arm while he holds her. Is it ok to use newspaper for her cage?

robert carver - 2012-04-10
I have had my ailbino sunkise corn snack for 6 years and if you do not leave his cage he will not eat for hours.

tachi - 2011-03-13
I just bought a Albino Corn snake yesterday. His really only just a baby. He eats a just born baby mouse (Pinkies) once a week. When I feed can I play with him right after?

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  • Desirae - 2011-04-13
    It would not be good to play with your snake right after he eats. He can get nervous and either throw the mouse up or he could bite you. I got a corn snake about a month ago and I suggest waiting three or four days before holding him once you feed him. I hope this helped with your question.
  • Taylor - 2011-06-11
    I have had my corn snake for over a year and your not supposed to hold your snake after feeding for 24 hours. It will make your snake throw up the mouse and your snake nervous to eat again afterward.
  • anonomys - 2011-10-22
    No you should not it might upchuck the food or something bad like that you should wait at least a day or two.
  • Mikayla - 2012-01-03
    Well,maybe about 3-5 hours. Just remember,they will throw up if too active. Hope this helps ;)
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-28
    I have an albino corn snake born 8/2011. I bought him in early February of this year, the pet store told me to feed him 1 pinky every 2 weeks, I feed him 2 every 5 or 6 days, he eats the 1st in 15-20 but when I put the 2nd in he attacks and has it digested in under 5. He also also eaten 2 of the next size up from Pinkys, but seemed to struggle so I thought 2 pinkys would be better. Will he grow much larger if I feed him this frequently? Or just get to his max length faster? Or neither? Is feeding him 2 pinkies/5-6 days average?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-28
    Really depends on the snake. Either way make sure you wash the scent of the mouse off your hands before handling. I would wait a few hours to a day if it is use to you holding it.