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Old 09-07-2009, 03:42 PM
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Unhappy A second hatchling ?

I have a question - we lost our hatchling a couple of days ago- my daughter is so upset about it. We have put traps etc but nothing yet. I am wondering if i did get another hatchling for my daughter, would that lure the other hatchling out? Does it sense another in the room ? Would it be ok ?

What sort of food can we put in the traps?

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:48 PM
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What reptile is it?
Whatever you do, dont congratulate yourself too much. You’re not that good.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:53 PM
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I doubt another hatchling would do anything im affraid. As for food try pinkie mice. x


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Old 09-07-2009, 03:59 PM
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Is it a snake? If you can't find it then could purchase another one that is identical and then claim to have found the original. I know it's lying and it's hardly something that I agree with however it might help if your daughter is really attached to it.

Have you checked behind all the bookcases and other items of furniture? When my old corn snake escaped I found it three days later hiding behind the fridge.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:15 AM
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The only way to find a lost snake is to keep looking I'm afraid. There is no other magical way to find them. Another hatchling will not attract the lost one. Also, be careful as if you buy another hatchling and the one you have lost turns up, you will then have the problem of housing two snakes. The majority opinion is that snakes should not be housed together (unless done so by a very experienced keeper who is willing to take the risks involved).

Don't give up on your hatchling yet. Corns are the most robust of snakes. There have been stories of adult corns turning up again after 6+ months.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:35 AM
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try this thread http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/snake...-know-how.html

is this a corn snake we are talking about? even hatchlings can go months without food, so dont give up, i lost a young corn for 8 months when i was a kid, and it turned up just hanging in the curtains, its crazy how long the stay active and well for. there is some good tips on that thread above. good one is putting lines of flour down on the floor at night, then in morning u will be able to see if the snake is around cos the flour will be smudged and it helps u determine what room the snake might be in etc.

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