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Old 31-12-2012, 04:26 PM
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hi all i'm hoping im posting in the right place- it will be my sons 12th birthday in febuary and after years of pestering for a snake i was considering letting him have a corn snake- as from what i've heard these are best for beginners. just wanted some general advice on what i should be expecting to pay? there's 2 independent reptile shops near to where i live (worcester) and also a pets at home that have started to sell reptiles. thanks in advance!
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Old 31-12-2012, 04:48 PM
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for a hatchling or baby, u can just use a small rub, with a couple of hides but I went for the monkfield setup, it cost me £79 plus I paid £49 for the snake

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Corn snake is a great choice for a first snake. Prices vary hugely due to the different morphs so price is a bit complicated. The rarer morphs are more expensive than the "normal" looking one. The morphs are not better in any way, other than people see them as more attractive. So if you like the look of the "normal" type it will be much cheaper. If you contact a breeder direct even cheaper still. Pets at Home will probably be a bit more expensive on a like for like basis.
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pets at home prices are £49 for a corn no matter what the morph, so 49 for a normal is way to exspensive 888 reptiles where doing normals for £15, I got my cremsicle from pets at home, only a little dearer than buying online
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pets at home prices are £49 for a corn no matter what the morph, so 49 for a normal is way to exspensive 888 reptiles where doing normals for £15, I got my cremsicle from pets at home, only a little dearer than buying online
Not all PaH charge like this. The one near me charges much more for morphs than normals.

I agree, find a breeder on here, go and see them and buy the snake from them. Normals/Carolinas are anything from £5 to £15.
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Not all PaH charge like this. The one near me charges much more for morphs than normals.

I agree, find a breeder on here, go and see them and buy the snake from them. Normals/Carolinas are anything from £5 to £15.
oh really, mine charges 49 for every snake they sell in there no matter what it is
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oh really, mine charges 49 for every snake they sell in there no matter what it is
Yeah i'm pretty sure they are some kind of franchise, or at the very least they charge different prices in different areas to match demand and supply.
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Corns are a good starter as has been said I would expect Snake and Setup to be no more than £100
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pets at home prices are £49 for a corn no matter what the morph, so 49 for a normal is way to exspensive 888 reptiles where doing normals for £15, I got my cremsicle from pets at home, only a little dearer than buying online
I would buy from 888 reptiles i got my carolina corns for 10 each then 20 shipping i bought 2 corns so came to 40 for 2 corn and shipping thats cheeper then pah and there a lot better looking than normals dont think there doing it for 10 anymore but they have a lot more also try and look on gumtree or look for local breeder a corn is a great beginer snake ive been bitten once that was because i didnt wash my hand after handling a mouse so took my hand thinking it was food honestly its nothing compared to a bite from a rabbit or hamster honestly i didnt even notice id been bitten till i looked at my hand
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Rub £5-£15 or Exo Terra large flat faurnarium £8-£15 Viv once adult £30-£60
Matstat £15-£30 depending where you buy from
Heatmat £5-£20
Hides up to £10
Water bowl £0-£5
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Corn snake well this price varies alot i've seen corns go for a fiver so find one you like or your son likes and try and source it .

^^^^ For a Set-up i wouldn't think anymore than £70 buying new for a baby (you gotta look around for the best prices though), If you want any links just ask .

If i've forgotten anything someone say please .

This all depends on whether you want a baby yearling or adult for him ? it will help narrow it down then .
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