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Old 07-01-2013, 02:21 PM
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Alright. Was just wanting to make sure, being she's my first snake. Been reading up a lot and just wanted to be sure I'm doing things right.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:41 PM
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yeah like everyone else said two pinkies but to feed a corn snake make sure its 1.5 lager then its of the girth the thickest part of the snake or a tad bigger then the snake if u don't know how to multiply by 1.5
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:01 PM
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Alright. Was just wanting to make sure, being she's my first snake. Been reading up a lot and just wanted to be sure I'm doing things right.
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I can understand that completely and it is always a worry when you are new owner that you may not be doing what is best for the said pet. I have been keeping corns for over 20 years and i was just as worried when i first came into the hobby I am not what most people think of as a mormal keeper as i dont believe in some of the usual ways of keeping ~ie the strict 7 day feeding of x amount of pinkies of this size at this time of day and prefer to follow a more natural form of feeding where as long as a hatchling does not go anymore than two weeks without food and the food is no more than 1.5xs the girth of the snake I am happy to let them go a few days under or over like they would in the wild leaving them to grow at a natural rate rather than forcing them to grow at a specific rate. I know some keeper do not agree with my methods but i would rather have a healthy snake that will live to a ripe old age than a snake that makes it maximum length sooner and has years taken off its life but then I always was an old fashioned girl
This is just my own opinion and not the opinion of all keepers
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i would rather have a healthy snake that will live to a ripe old age than a snake that makes it maximum length sooner and has years taken off its life
Don't get me wrong, I'm not worrying about her reaching max size quicker, it's just she seems so small and just wanted to make sure she is growing fine and isn't underweight or anything =)
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AilsaM i can honestly say Dakota is a stunning snake infact all of yours are and i do love her morph I also thought your litle hoggie was especially sweet but i do have a soft spot for hoggies too
What a lovely thing to say, thanks very much for your kind words
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I know what you mean about how small they can look and the fear they are not growing at the right rate etc the funny thing is at some stage you will look at her and think god she has grown lol when did that happen especially if oyu havent seen her for a couple of days through visiting family or going for a short break

AilsaM you are most welcome I have to add your photography skills are very good as well and the pics and mirror show your snakes off to perfection
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AilsaM you are most welcome I have to add your photography skills are very good as well and the pics and mirror show your snakes off to perfection
I've always thought my photography skills to be kinda rubbish but thanks for that

I do like the ones with the mirror though and am gonna try that again at some point.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:20 AM
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Aw little Asenka is gorgeous! Congrats!

As long as she's feeding at the correct size (as others have said prey size no more than 1 & 1/2 times her widest point) and seems healthy then there is nothing wrong with her size.

My Corn 'Nagini' is 21 months old and feeding fine on correct size prey, but she looks smaller than an average yearling! I was worried and took her to a vet as I was concerned. They told me that they all grow at different rates and not to worry as long as they are healthy.

Hope that is some reassurance to you.

Enjoy your lovely new snake!
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:02 AM
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Aw little Asenka is gorgeous! Congrats!

As long as she's feeding at the correct size (as others have said prey size no more than 1 & 1/2 times her widest point) and seems healthy then there is nothing wrong with her size.

My Corn 'Nagini' is 21 months old and feeding fine on correct size prey, but she looks smaller than an average yearling! I was worried and took her to a vet as I was concerned. They told me that they all grow at different rates and not to worry as long as they are healthy.

Hope that is some reassurance to you.

Enjoy your lovely new snake!
Thank you

I was gonna call her Nagini but I googled some names first and decided on Asenka, lol

But yeah, feeling a lot more reassured now thanks to you all. Cheers for all the advice
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Thank you

I was gonna call her Nagini but I googled some names first and decided on Asenka, lol

But yeah, feeling a lot more reassured now thanks to you all. Cheers for all the advice
You're very welcome!

Asenka is a fab name too! I suppose Nagini is better suited to a Burmese or Reticulated Python really, but I think it suits my ickle Corn! LOL

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