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Hi, just wondering if this was a good starter reptile as I have never owned one before(unless you count taking care of my cousins ball python as owning) and would really like a few. P.S.: can they be kept in a watery enviorment?
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Clarice Brough -
There are a number of great starter reptiles that are hardy and easy to handle. First you have to decide what kind of reptile you want, a snake, a lizard or a turtle. A number of turtles can be kept in water, like the Red-earred Sliders and Painted Turtles. Some great snakes are Garter Snakes, Milk Snakes or King Snakes, and of course the Ball Python that you are already familiar with. One of the best beginner lizards is the Leopard Gecko, as well as the Bearded Dragon.
To help you decide, here's some links:
Pet Lizards: Choosing a Lizard and Lizard Care
Pet Snakes: Choosing a Snake and Snake Care
Selecting & Caring for Your Turtle or Tortoise
Actually, corn snakes will eat other corn snakes, though there are many other reasons for not housing them together. They are solitary animals, and the presence of other corn snakes will stress them out, and may lead to eating problems. If you happen to get a male and a female in the same tank, they will mate and make lots of little snakes that you may not know what to do with. If they mate while they are still fairly small, the female could have egg binding problems and could die. Don't house corn snakes together.
And unlike other reptiles, corn snakes don't need full-spectrum lighting. A little filtered light from the window is all they need.
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Yes that's perfectly correct I have had my corn snake for about 7 years and he has never required a light of any kind except for the window his tank sits next to, he is a fully grown male and very happy.
Not entirely true, I've had 2 corn snakes for 3 years and they have always been in the same tank. I have a male and a female but if you actually want to breed them, it's kind of a drawn out process that isn't likely going to happen unless you provide the proper conditions. As for the light, that's mostly true, it all depends on where you live. I've Never had issues with my snakes wanting to hurt each other, they were from the same clutch of eggs, so they are very close to each other in size.
Call me Jane -
I've been told that cannibalism is rare in corn snakes, especially adults. Mine often seek out the company of their cage-mates as they are housed together in a large tank and will cram together in the same hide box rather than use the multiple (and identical) hides provided. They are healthy and eat like piglets so don't think I would say they are particularly stressed. Snakes in the wild often den together and don't seem terribly perturbed by their neighbors. None of my corn-snake owning acquaintances have ever had any trouble with co-habitating corns - aside from the obvious potential for promiscuous breeding so I would think that empiric evidence supports co-habitation.
Mike is right. It is not true for one corn snakes wanting to eat another corn snakes can easly be put in a tank together. I mean if they really wanted to eat each other there would be no baby corn snakes would there and you can't just sit a corn snake by a window they need heat. I mean your house might be 85 degrees but mine is not. Sure a corn snake can survive with out proper heating and yes I agree they don't need heat bulbs but if you really care about your corn snake you sould give it all you can to keep your snake healthy. I mean almost every thing you said was wrong because I have checked every website every book wrote down so many notes and have corn snakes of my own to know your wrong
Hey ya'll!! I need some advice, my husband is getting me 2 corns (male & female). I have wanted one from the time I handled a snake.. They are in the same tank (50g) and I have done my home work, and they have bred before. I know that it's a lot of responsibility maintaining the female before/during/after breeding and then you have the little ones to tend to.. Honestly since they will be my first snakes I don't plan on breeding them any time soon to avoid any injuries.. I will only have the one 50g tank to keep them in and I was wondering if I could separate them until the mating seasons over then put them back together or just separate them all together? Maybe get a comfy clear tub for one until I can get another tank. Also, I know that the female will lay her eggs fertilized or not and I was wanting to know if I should just treat her as if she's pregnant and just make a her a nesting box..
I plan on breeding them but I just want to get used to them and have some experience under my belt before hand :)
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Charlie Roche -
Breeding corn snakes is quite competitive and there are many out there who do this. If you think you are going to make money breeding, you might clearly be very dissapointed and wind up with the two adults and about 25 - 30 babies. You might want to just keep the two for sometime and wait and make the breeding decision later. However, I did find
and it pretty much tells a person what to do.
When I do plan on breeding them I'm only breeding them once, someone is already interested in the babies.. I don't plan on breeding every year, that's just too much for me.
I got my corn snake last summer & I noticed something very interesting about her, she has a black & white checkerboard all along her entire belly, this was something I had not seen before so I read up on it & found out that the checker belly is more common in wild corn snakes in the Florida area.
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Charlie Roche -
I think that is definitely true. The kids and I went to get into the car to go to school and there was about an enormous snake laying in front of the car. This was iin Florida. After screaming my head off, a fella who was working there came over and just picked it up and said he would take it home. It had a checkered sorta criss cross belly. Pretty but not exactly what I expected to see in front of the car.
How can you tell how old is an albino corn snake?
Hi, I REALLY want a corn snake, but I can't seem to get over a tiny fear. I am afraid that it will bite me... would it? I mean, my brother has one, and it seems so nice. But I'm afraid that if I get one, it will be mean and bite me. Has anyone ever had this fear? Will a corn snake bite me, and if it does, will it hurt?
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Corn snakes are considered to be one of the most docile snakes you can own, it all depends on how you raise them though. I have owned 2 for 3 years and never been bitten. A key thing to remember though is to feed them in a different tank that what you normally keep them in, this is so they don't associate their tank with food.
No reason to be scared. I've only been bitten three times and that wuz when it was a hatchling and I wuz actually the one who provoked it....
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.
I would like to know if I could use my salt water light for my bearded dragon? It has a day bulb and night in one.
Hi all! Me and my boyfriend have not long getting our corn snake he has grew a lot since we got him we've named him Timmy! But the problem is (me) I just can't get over my fear that he is going to bite me I try to get him out every day but if he looks at me the wrong way I put him straight back in his tank or just leave him in his tank if I have'nt already got a hold of him. Is there any advice you can give me to help my fear? I want him to be a great family pet for us and I just want him to be happy as well!
My parents won't let me get one snake because she hates critters but I think they're fascinating.
I want a corn snake but my mum won't let me because she is terrified of them out of order really it soooo unfair.