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hi i am a uni student looking into getting a corn snake or a rosy boa. i have never done this before and wanted to know whether it would be a good idea to get a snake now or wait a bit for when i have settled down. i do move around quite a bit and am planning on going on holidays for a week or two at a time, although i will be living in student accommodation so i could ask one of my flatmates to look after it for me while i am away. i would have to move it to my GF's over the summer break as my parents live in germany and i don't want to take it on a ferry as i don't think i could regulate its temperature enough and it would get stressed.
 

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My opinion - no, best to wait. Quite likely that if you are living in student accommodation animals are not permitted.

I would say wait until you are settled with a job, a permanent location etc. At the moment, a lot of it is relying on other people.
 

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It can be hard enough to look after reptiles when you have settled in one place for a while, so I'd wait. Do they have reptiles at your University that need looking after? Perhaps you can help out and learn more about keeping them.
 

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ok thank you both, i have decided to find out if we have a reptile/snake society at my uni and if so then see if i can help out there instead of getting my own snake.
 

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You could also as on your uni Facebook group if there are others interested in reptiles, and if there is no society at your uni you could start one up.
 
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