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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:11 pm 
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Hello everybody :)

I'm new here to reptile keeping and i would like a corn snake, what is the best advice someone can give me please on keeping one?
Thanks,
Norman.


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 Post subject: Re: best advice
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:11 pm 
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Hey, firstly welcome to the forum! :D

Right corn snakes, I currently have 3 and must say they are the easiest snakes to look after!
Basically my set ups consists of:

Substrate: paper towels (some people use aspen as it looks more natural)
Hides: one on either side of the container
Logs and leaves: not needed but look nice and give the snake something to climb over etc.
Heatmat: Under only ONE side of the container (to create a warm side and a cool side)
and a thermometer to check the hot side temps should be around 28-30 degrees on the hot side and 22-23 degrees in the cool end.

All in a rub, i use 9L for baby ones, for adults i use 2ft containers (or 50L rubs)

I feed my baby corn on 2 pinkies every 5 days, and then for then increase the food as they grow to bigger sized prey.

If it's your first time with a snake i'd recommend getting a middle sized corn that already has a good feeding history!

Hope that helps
Lucy.


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 Post subject: Re: best advice
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:05 pm 
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Corns are wicked! I used to carry two of mine through town when i went to get my shopping :P Tesco security guard loved em! :D

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