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tips on catching missing corn hatchling it is only 4 weeks old
 

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uh oh
-make a trap
you know how to make minnow traps?
if not, google it
put some in warm areas
-if you have heat mats spare, put some on the floor
-before all of this, check that it has escaped and isn't just hiding.
-gut the room where it was
-keep windows shut and if you have dogs or cats, keep them out of the room
 

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Warm places... Don't bother turning your house upside down looking for it, by.the time you get close, it will have moved.


Other then that... Flour down to see which room it is in.

Place a heatmatt on the floor with hide.


And hope for the best
 

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From reading 'lost corn hatchling' threads in the hundreds, and losing one myself, if you don't find it within about 5-6ft of where it escaped from, and you don't find it in a couple of days, consider it gone.
 

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a nice brained mouse and put it on a heat mat.

If its gone in the morning its good news :2thumb:

Seriously though dont give up looking, keep doors shut and minimise clutter.


Good luck : victory:
 

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the cat has been acting like thier was something it was stalking,but it brought in 2 mice last night and several the days before so im hoping it was just still looking for one of them or brought another one in

will buy another heatmat and put it down
 
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Just to balance out the slightly doom-y posts - young uns CAN and do come back - I lost one only a bit older than yours and she was gone five weeks.

We had given up really, and so were very surprised to open a kitchen drawer and discover amongst all the tat, a really pissy bitey baby cornsnake!

She did take some time to calm down after her experience living in the wild (as wild as my kitchen gets anyway!) and has since then always had a very impressive strike feed response :lol: but otherwise, no damage done.
 

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wooooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

:2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb:

found him behind a cupboard


:2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb::2thumb:

SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!
 
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oh and also check tight spaces. somewhere it can curl up and hide away
 

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wooooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!



found him behind a cupboard




SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!
Yay!!! Awesome news! : victory:
 

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AWESOME !!!!
scare over, eh ?
 

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Great to hear.


Now be more careful.... :whistling2:
 

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Great to hear.


Now be more careful.... :whistling2:
my goini kingsnake went walkies yesterday and was gone all night and i didnt even know,it wasnt untill the misses shouted me into the kitchen and there he was shimmying across the floor breakdancing lol yesterday afternoon,i forgot to clip the handle down on one side of the rub.....ooops :blush:
 
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