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Im doing a project at college and just wondering if anyone would be able to fill in the basic questionnaire below for me, thank you! :2thumb:


1. Which enclosure would you suggest is the best to use to house a Corn snake?
Vivarium
Terrarium
Aquarium
Other (please state)

2. Please explain why you have chosen this type of enclosure.

3. Which type of substrate would you advise to use when housing a Corn snake?
Bark

Aspen shavings
Reptile carpet

Beech chippings
Newspaper
4. Please explain why you have chosen this type of substrate.

5. What type of habitat would you suggest to mirror within the Corn snake enclosure and why? ( such as desert, swampy, rainforest)

6. Would you recommend housing Corn snakes together?
Yes
No

7. Please explain why and if yes, how many would you suggest?

8. Please state what you would include within the enclosure, including ornaments, electrics and enrichment and reasons why.

9. Which of the following food would you suggest to feed an adult Corn snake?
Mice

Rats
Chicks
Gerbils
Live food
Eggs



10. Please explain why you have chosen this food and the advantages/disadvantages.

11. How often would you advise to handle a Corn snake?
Everyday
6 days a week
5 days a week
4 days a week
3 days a week
2 days a week

12. Please explain why you have chosen this answer.

13. How long per occasion would you handle it for?

14. What temperate do you change it to encourage breeding and why?

15. What type of incubator do you find more successful and why?

16. What temperate do you suggest the incubator to be?

17. What type of substrate do you use for hatchlings and why?

18. What food would you feed the hatchlings on and why?
 

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1. Which enclosure would you suggest is the best to use to house a Corn snake?

Vivarium
Terrarium
Aquarium
Other (please state) RUB

All of the above are suitable

2. Please explain why you have chosen this type of enclosure.

I use a viv, as my snakes are in the living room and i prefer the look.

3. Which type of substrate would you advise to use when housing a Corn snake?

Bark
Aspen shavings
Reptile carpet
Beech chippings
Newspaper
Also used -
Repti-card
wallpaper and other paper products
Aubiose
Eco mix as a substrate

All of those can be used


4. Please explain why you have chosen this type of substrate.

I use repti card atm which i like but i have used various others

5. What type of habitat would you suggest to mirror within the Corn snake enclosure and why? ( such as desert, swampy, rainforest)

Its down to personal preference, make hides out off lego for all i care, as long as the husbandry (temps, humidity etc) are met

6. Would you recommend housing Corn snakes together?

Yes
AND
No


7. Please explain why and if yes, how many would you suggest?

Yes and no, i have housed females together with success, but then had others that prefer to be housed alone...if housing together i would ALWAYS recommend that a second enclosure is at hand.

8. Please state what you would include within the enclosure, including ornaments, electrics and enrichment and reasons why.


Branches, at least 2 hides, water bowl, foliage, heat source (lamp,mat or ceramic) thermometer (Digital), Ceramic/bulb guard if required, LED light stripes (Preference not required) and a thermostat (depending on heat source)


9. Which of the following food would you suggest to feed an adult Corn snake?

Mice
Rats
Chicks
Gerbils
Live food

Eggs

10. Please explain why you have chosen this food and the advantages/disadvantages.

I would provide a varied diet and various sized items.

11. How often would you advise to handle a Corn snake?
Everyday

6 days a week
5 days a week
4 days a week
3 days a week
2 days a week
depends

12. Please explain why you have chosen this answer.

It's depend's on the corn and the keeper, handling is for our benefit.

13. How long per occasion would you handle it for?

read last answer

14. What temperate do you change it to encourage breeding and why?

Some will place corns into brumation prior breeding, but its not a must...normallhusbandry should be followed while pairing.

15. What type of incubator do you find more successful and why?

I used to use a poly box and heatmat filled with Vermiculite, but that was many moons ago.

16. What temperate do you suggest the incubator to be?

84-85F, but like i said...been awhile

17. What type of substrate do you use for hatchlings and why?

Kitchen roll, its cheap, easy to get hold off and easy to clean

18. What food would you feed the hatchlings on and why?

Pinkys

Answers in bold and purple..........but you can't say recommend, as its very varied, there are no set rules only guidelines. rather - *What do you do* would be better.
 

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Hi all!
Im doing a project at college and just wondering if anyone would be able to fill in the basic questionnaire below for me, thank you! :2thumb:


1. Which enclosure would you suggest is the best to use to house a Corn snake?
Vivarium
Terrarium
Aquarium
Other (please state)

2. Please explain why you have chosen this type of enclosure.

3. Which type of substrate would you advise to use when housing a Corn snake?
Bark

Aspen shavings
Reptile carpet

Beech chippings
Newspaper
4. Please explain why you have chosen this type of substrate.

5. What type of habitat would you suggest to mirror within the Corn snake enclosure and why? ( such as desert, swampy, rainforest)

6. Would you recommend housing Corn snakes together?
Yes
No

7. Please explain why and if yes, how many would you suggest?

8. Please state what you would include within the enclosure, including ornaments, electrics and enrichment and reasons why.

9. Which of the following food would you suggest to feed an adult Corn snake?
Mice

Rats
Chicks
Gerbils
Live food
Eggs



10. Please explain why you have chosen this food and the advantages/disadvantages.

11. How often would you advise to handle a Corn snake?
Everyday
6 days a week
5 days a week
4 days a week
3 days a week
2 days a week

12. Please explain why you have chosen this answer.

13. How long per occasion would you handle it for?

14. What temperate do you change it to encourage breeding and why?

15. What type of incubator do you find more successful and why?

16. What temperate do you suggest the incubator to be?

17. What type of substrate do you use for hatchlings and why?

18. What food would you feed the hatchlings on and why?
1. Either a viv, a terrarium or a rub.
2. You can meet all the requirements needed for a corn easily.
3. Newspaper or Bark/Beach chippings
4. Newspaper for the easiness to clean out if you aren't to fussed about the looks or bark/beach chippings as an alternative.
5. Any that gives the snake a healthy life.
6. No
7. It's a lot easier to keep an eye on them if housed separately.
8. For my set ups (use rubs) substrate (newspaper) and a water bowl. Heat cable is run underneath and is on a thermostat and there are thermometers jotted about the place.
9/10. Mice mainly. Rats if you need to put a bit of weight on them (breeding season. Same goes for chicks and live if they aren't feeding on anything else.
11/12/13. As much as you want to as long as you haven't just fed the snake and it isn't showing any signs of being stressed out.
14. I put mine down to about 50F as it's the lowest I can go without it being extremely cold and much higher than that and you aren't properly brumating.
15. Home made poly box incubator. Had good enough success with it to not bother trying anything else.
16. 84F ish
17. Blue roll. Cheap and easy to clean out. There's no point using bark or aspen etc because of the amount you'll be cleaning them.
18. Pinky mice. They're the right sized meal.
 

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1. What constitutes as a terrarium or vivarium ? they just mean "place of life". wooden vivarium or really useful box

2. convenience, ease of cleaning, they look tidy

3. other: lignocel

4. Cost effective, allows burrowing, looks nice, easy to clean

5. Warm forest. It's one of their natural habitats

6. NO NO NO NO NO

7. n/a

8. numerous hides such as exo terra caves, water bowl, plastic plants (allows natural behaviours- hiding, drinking, climbing etc)

thermostatted heat mat (obviously to control temperature)

digital thermometer since thermostats don't tend to be accurate

9. mice

10. convenience, suitable size for a cornsnake

11. i wouldn't advise to hold a cornsnake

12. they don't need handling and it's only for the keeper's benefit.

13. Completely dependant on the snake

14. Drop in temperature by turning off the mat

15. poly. box, cheap, reliable, small sized

16. 29 degrees

17. kitchen roll. ease of feeding on

18. pinkie mice. they're the perfect size
 
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