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And not your trouser snake, this thread aint been made especially for Lee!! haha.

 

I have recently bought a baby corn snake and was wondering if anyone else on here keeps them.

 

I managed to pick up a 3 foot viv the other day with mat, decor, thermostat, lighting, bowl, cave etc for £50 so i was chuffed.

 

Now, lets see how you have set yours up.

 

I will get a pic of my snake soon, but im not supposed to handle him yet.

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Il get pics up of mine when I get home ( corn and boa) please tell me your baby corn isn't in the 3foot viv yet..and shouldn't be till he is 3or 4feet! Or you will have probbs with feeding and biting pluss stress. Corns don't like big spaces.

I'm guessing you read about this already tho :P

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Not supposed to handle him yet? How old is it?

 

Her is my viv:

 

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v149/49/120/509485640/n509485640_1667527_3570.jpg

 

Called my snake Magners, when I got him:

 

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v112/49/120/509485640/n509485640_1247086_1433.jpg

 

Now:

 

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs138.snc3/18571_394773235640_509485640_10143628_1349775_n.jpg

 

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1142/49/120/509485640/n509485640_4858652_3125.jpg

 

He is currently 52/53ish inches.

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Also this site gave me loads of help when I was looking into getting a corn and once I got Magners: http://www.snakepictures.co.uk/snakeforum/

 

Do they bite you ?

 

Mine bit me maybe 4/5 times when it was little, it quickly got used to being handled though. Also the bites at that age, you cant feel them, but you do jump because they move that sodding quickly.

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Il get pics up of mine when I get home ( corn and boa) please tell me your baby corn isn't in the 3foot viv yet..and shouldn't be till he is 3or 4feet! Or you will have probbs with feeding and biting pluss stress. Corns don't like big spaces.

I'm guessing you read about this already tho :P

 

HAHA he is in his starter set up inside the viv... Dont worry lol. What age do you usually put them in the viv then?

 

Dan, mine was born June last year, the shop told me not to handle him for 4 weeks as the move stresses them and best to leave them to calm fully.

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So they have no concept of like an "owner" or "parent" etc. they just get used to being handled ?

 

Yeah they just get used to being handled, but saying that mine always seems calmer when I am holding it.

 

Also stress of moving, me personally, I would handle it before the 4 weeks mark.

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When this website is back up and running, they are amazing, they were the first people to breed crocodillia in englad for years!!

 

http://reptilekeeping.net/

 

And if you want cheap equipment try,

 

http://www.southernaquatics.co.uk/

 

So they have no concept of like an "owner" or "parent" etc. they just get used to being handled ?

 

Yeah they just get used to being handled, but saying that mine always seems calmer when I am holding it.

 

Also stress of moving, me personally, I would handle it before the 4 weeks mark.

 

I was thinking that, if i remember corectly it only takes them a maximum of 48 hours to calm back down.

 

Do they need a heat bulb or just a normal bulb?

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1 week not handleing it is fine, wouldn't put in big viv til 2-3 years old, how are you regulating the heat I he is in the big viv? And don't use heat mats in wooden vivs you better with a ceramic heater or similar. Heat may are ok for small plastic vivs but no good for big vivs
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1 week not handleing it is fine, wouldn't put in big viv til 2-3 years old, how are you regulating the heat I he is in the big viv? And don't use heat mats in wooden vivs you better with a ceramic heater or similar. Heat may are ok for small plastic vivs but no good for big vivs

 

I think I put mine in the big viv at around 8 months old, it was fine with it. Put in my plastic tank but let the little hatch open on the top and let Magners decide what to do.

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1 week not handleing it is fine, wouldn't put in big viv til 2-3 years old, how are you regulating the heat I he is in the big viv? And don't use heat mats in wooden vivs you better with a ceramic heater or similar. Heat may are ok for small plastic vivs but no good for big vivs

 

The only thing in the big viv at the moment is the starter set up..

 

I was told a heat mat is the best thing to use in a wooden viv... what is a ceramic heater, dont think i have seen one of them.

 

When the viv is set up i will be using a dimming thermostat to control the bulb and a mat thermostat to control the mat.

 

I know humisity is important to lizzards, but what about snakes?

 

1 week not handleing it is fine, wouldn't put in big viv til 2-3 years old, how are you regulating the heat I he is in the big viv? And don't use heat mats in wooden vivs you better with a ceramic heater or similar. Heat may are ok for small plastic vivs but no good for big vivs

 

I think I put mine in the big viv at around 8 months old, it was fine with it. Put in my plastic tank but let the little hatch open on the top and let Magners decide what to do.

 

Somine should be ok in there seeing he is 8 months old now?

 

My plan for the electricalls of the viv are as follows:

 

Heat mat: No timer just on a mat thermostat so doesn't get to hot

 

Bulb: wether a heat bulb or normal i will be running on a timer so it will not go on after say 8pm during the day wil be on a thermostat set up in the cool end of the viv so the cool end does not get to hot.

 

Moonlight: i have red LED moonlights that will be on timer to go on from 8pm till midnight... Just to add a nice effect to the viv in the evening.

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With regards to letting your snake into a big viv, I would make sure that there were plenty of places to hide away. I had two 'caves' and a some wood to hide under.

 

So far i have acumulated, 2 caves, a moss box a water bowl with a sort f cave thing under it and a few bits of bog wood...

 

Hopefuly that will be enough lol.

 

Do you have a wedge in you glass doors? reckon i should get something like that so the snake cant get out inbetween them?

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