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Old 18-03-2013, 01:04 AM
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hello iv just got a new corn snake 5 months old i just want a few tips on when and what to feed and when to take it out the little tank and in to its in to a viv.

hes in the little tank atm iv got one third of the tank heated with the heat mat is that okay?

and what happens if he doesnt eat? is it just mice he should eat or anything ealse?

please any tips and facts i need to know please tell me

and maybe also lighting
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Old 18-03-2013, 01:43 AM
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hello iv just got a new corn snake 5 months old i just want a few tips on when and what to feed and when to take it out the little tank and in to its in to a viv. probs should be of fluff mice and evry 4-7 days, the size of prey will depend on the size of ur corn, it should be the same width of 1 n a half times of the size of ur corns mouth, I upgraded mine when he started to have to put his tail to side when he was fully stretched out and put 3 hides for security,

hes in the little tank atm iv got one third of the tank heated with the heat mat is that okay? that should be fine, the heat mat MUST have a thermostat to lower the risks of fire starting, and have at least one thermomitor measuring the heat,

and what happens if he doesnt eat? is it just mice he should eat or anything ealse? if he doesn't eat it could be a few reasons for example coming upto/in shed (some wont eat and some will depends on the individual), viv could be to hot, feels insecure etc etc,

please any tips and facts i need to know please tell me
I would use newspaper or kitchen paper towels till it's grown more so you do have the risk of the corn swallowing any bedding as it could cause inpaction(spelling?)

and maybe also lighting
snakes don't really need lighting, as long as you provide heat in some form or another you don't need a light for the snakes health lights more for you although depending on builb type you have thy do give heat of and should be on a thermostat also some people say uv light helps snakes in a way and ome don't, I don't really know what to believe about them.

enjoy ur corn here lovely to own I just got a breeding pair which ill be putting together soon.

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Old 18-03-2013, 01:58 AM
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Old 18-03-2013, 11:48 AM
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hes in the little tank atm iv got one third of the tank heated with the heat mat is that okay?
It could be ok, it could need more? You wont know until you have a digital thermometer to measure the temperature and then a mat stat to set it at that temperature.

Also do you know what temps it should be? And what type of substrate do you have it on?
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:08 PM
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1.5 the times of urs mouth!!!really I have been told many times it should be 1.5 the girth of ur snake!but a fluff sounds about right,have U got a stat on ur mat??
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Old 18-03-2013, 01:13 PM
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1.5 the times of urs mouth!!!really I have been told many times it should be 1.5 the girth of ur snake!but a fluff sounds about right,have U got a stat on ur mat??
It CAN eat upto 1.5 times it girth, this doesnt neccearily mean that it should. Basically if you can see a slight bulge in the snakes body than your good if you cant i would try the next size up. If your unsure when movjng from pinky - fuzzy you can always try 2 pinkies to see how you get on. Dont assume that its time to move up just based on the age as just like ANY other animal including us each snake grows at his or her own pace not neccesarily the pace that is expected of them. As for moving yours to a new viv provided you have plenty of hides for him/her then you can move him/her whenever your happy although there are very mixed views on this i will say that you should be fine as you are until he/she reaches 12 months
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