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Old 25-07-2009, 06:32 AM
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Hi people. Okay I am going to get my first reptile, I am trying to chose between a corn snake and a leopard gecko. Which would you suggest. I have no preference between lizards and snakes, which is why it is so hard.
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Old 25-07-2009, 08:44 AM
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Snake every time, easier to care for, cheaper to feed etc. Corns are a great 1st starter rep. Good luck and be prepared for the surge of reps soon entering your house!
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Old 25-07-2009, 09:02 AM
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Definitely the corn snake, so much easier to care for, i have 5 snakes now and they are easy to look after.
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Old 25-07-2009, 09:08 AM
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Talking Thank you for replying.

Thank you guys for replying. I was thinking of buying a 90cmx45cmx60cm cage, would this be sufficent, it will be in storage untill the snake is big enough to be placed in it. Any heating suggestions, I was going to use a heat mat with a thermo stat and a red light for night.
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Old 25-07-2009, 09:39 AM
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Thank you guys for replying. I was thinking of buying a 90cmx45cmx60cm cage, would this be sufficent, it will be in storage untill the snake is big enough to be placed in it. Any heating suggestions, I was going to use a heat mat with a thermo stat and a red light for night.
90 cms is approx 2 foot, you may need to buy a bigger viv for it then. I would personally buy a Really useful box until then and use the heat mat underneath it. It may not look pretty, but it works and if you get the reppy bug, it gives you more room for reps !

Good advice here

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/newbi...rst-snake.html
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Old 25-07-2009, 09:46 AM
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For a bigger viv could you suggest a place to buy from, I was going to buy an exo terra viv, but the biggest they see to have is the one I have perviously stated. Thank you for your help.
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Old 25-07-2009, 09:54 AM
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For a bigger viv could you suggest a place to buy from, I was going to buy an exo terra viv, but the biggest they see to have is the one I have perviously stated. Thank you for your help.
One of the other members would be able to help you better as i am in NI. Post your location and one of the other members should be able to provide a worthwhile source.
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Old 25-07-2009, 10:05 AM
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I am also in Northern Ireland. The closest store to me is city reptiles is on hope street. Btw the way in peoples sigs, there is the name of an animal preceded by three numbers like 0.1 0. What does this mean?
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The numbers you may have seen in people's signatures or the classifieds are there to show how many animals of each sex someone has.

The first number is the amount of males - 1.0.0 = 1 male
The second number is females - 1.2.0 - 1 male and 2 females
The third number is juvenile/unknown sex - 1.2.1 - 1 male, 2 female, 1 unknown
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Old 25-07-2009, 10:39 AM
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Snake every time, easier to care for, cheaper to feed etc. Corns are a great 1st starter rep. Good luck and be prepared for the surge of reps soon entering your house!
Totally agree about the rep bug - Few months ago i had none. Now got 10 corns, 4 chameleons.8 frogs,2 beardies,mountain horned dragon !!!!
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0.1.0 Yemen Chameleon MARY, 0.1.0. Cat - Monkey

0.2.0 Beardies-Chucky &Jabba
0.3.0. leopard gekkos

R.I.P. Itchy & Scratchy (sinai agamas)
R.I.P ARTHUR - HORNED MOUNTAIN DRAGON - SADLY WENT TO SLEEP 20/4/2010 SOOOOO MISSED :'(
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