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Old 02-03-2009, 08:10 PM
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hi, i am new to this forum and would just like a bit of help.

my boyfriend got me my snow corn as an early xmas present in november and i was thinking of getting another 1. mine is only about 6mths old and still quite small but am not sure if i was able to place another one in the same viv.

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Old 02-03-2009, 08:14 PM
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Hi and welcome. Sorry I can't answer your Q but thought you deserved a reply
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:15 PM
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I keep mine together most of the time and have had no problems.
My friend breeds them and has 6 to each viv, and rotates them regularly between vivs....

I have read that corn snakes are solitary animals and do prefer to be on their own. I have also seen many people say this on other forums...

You would have to quarantine any new addition incase it passes disease to your other snake.... and make sure they are same age/size too.

These are just my opinions though, so feel free to get others!
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:16 PM
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i cant see a prob with this but remember to take one out when your feeding as this could result in both snakes trying to swallow same mouse,i would try and get 1 of equal size or nearly.
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Regardless of if you choose to house them together or not as opinions will differ quarentine would be a must either way
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:16 PM
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welcome to the forum!

There are a few no nos with corn cohabiting, males may fight so best not to keep males together, a male and female pair will breed too early and cause the female some damage. There is also a risk of both corns becoming cannabalistic. If you do decide to go ahead with it best to house 2 females and feed seperately
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:17 PM
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Try reading these previous threads, then you need to decide for yourself.

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/snake...-together.html

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/snake...ng-snakes.html
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Hi and . Answer to you question is no you cant house them together. Here is a reason why http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/snake...-not-good.html also slightly less extreme reasons are that with 2 snakes together even if they are the same size is one will always not thermoregulate as well due to another snake being in the idle spot. Often affects one snakes eating habits even if seperated to feed. The only time they should be housed together is for breeding.

General rule, 1 viv/rub = 1 snake. Many will argue otherwise as it is still something people dont agree on. But look at large scale breeders, they have to take up loads of space and money housing every snake on its own but they still do.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:38 PM
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hoyl cow.. i actually have nightmares about snakes eating themselves or each other... why oh why did i look at that thread?!!!
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Ive had my two together for 5 years and never had any problems. But all snakes are different!!!
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