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:cry: About two hours ago my baby amel died :cry:, he hasnt eaten or drunk anything since i have had him. I had been in contact with the shop owner about the corn not feeding or drinking and he told me what too do, so i did what i was told but still nothing. I handled him earlier today and he seemed a bit slugish and didnt try to explore as he usually does :( .

After he passed i have taken him to the shop, Chris the owner said he cant see anything wrong with him he said i could have another hatchling corn, i picked out a larger corn hatchling as i thought it may eat better than the other.

I didnt think i could get so attached to the little guy.........How wrong was I.

I hope it wasnt my fault he died at that age :( , i already feel bad about it, he had such a character :)

Sorry i have dragged on......i just cannot express my true emotions :cry:
 

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Aaaaaaw so sorry to hear about yor loss..
RI.P little one

Just out of interest what sort of housing were you keeping him in, wat temps etc??
Nat xx
 

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Really sorry to hear your news,we do get attached to them and it is heartbreaking when our reps die,even if it is through old age.
Hope your new snake does a lot better n grows big n healthy.
 

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Nat said:
Just out of interest what sort of housing were you keeping him in, wat temps etc??
The temps where at a constant 81 degrees f at the hot end and 75 at the cooler end, he is in a faunarium at the moment but im going to get a proper viv in a week or so, he has two hides one at each end, the water bowl is at the cooler end and he is on bark chippings, they are a very dark brown.

Hope that helps. Please tell me if i am doing anything wrong.

thanks.....tomgriffin
 

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sorry to hear that :( , post mortem sounds like a good idea, especially as you cant see anything wrong with him.
R.I.P. little corn.
 

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Sorry to hear that :(

Anyway, no problem with keeping a hatchling corn in a faunarium - it'll be more likely to settle and feed properly, be less likely to escape and be less stressed, than if it was in a proper viv.

81F isn't dangerously low but is a bit too cool for the warm end I reckon. I keep my hatchlings with temps of around 86F at the warm end, with the cool end just following room temp.

Assuming you're using a heat mat - make sure you don't have too much of the mat under the faunarium - about 3"- 4" is fine. That'll give the snake enough of a warm area if it needs it and plenty of space to find a cool area when it wants to.

Hopefully you're using a thermostat?
Have the stat probe taped to the mats surface (so outside the faunarium) right next to the base of the faunarium so as to shield it a bit from draughts.

The best substrate for hatchlings is kitchen towel - you can feed on it safely and it's easy to clean - just replace it all when necessary.

The dark brown bark chippings are best used for species that require higher humidity - for older corns, beech chip (white wood chip), aspen, hemp or newspaper would be best.
 

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sorry to hear of your loss hun dont beat your self up about it as it sounds as if you did everything you could R.I.P :halo: wee snakey
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about that - I go there too and know Chris well - knowing him he'll have been pretty upset about it too - he's a really good snake guy.
 

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Razaiel said:
I'm so sorry to hear about that - I go there too and know Chris well - knowing him he'll have been pretty upset about it too - he's a really good snake guy.
Yeah he is a good guy and he absolutely loves snakes. :)
 

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I'm sorry to hear of your loss, I would be devastated! Good luck with your new one.
 

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Awww! so sorry to hear of your loss, i agree with bbsf about not beating youself up about it, it`s heartbreaking enough losing one without that seeing as how ya did all ya could :( :(
 

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Sorry for your loss. *big hug*

I had this experience, and the shop in question promised me a new one once they hatched. I have learned the hard way not to take from pet shops any snakes younger than 6 months. It takes that long to ensure that they are healthy, feeding and shedding ok. Complain to the pet shop, they should not have sold such a young snake to you, as the survival rate isn't great when you buy from larger suppliers. Transportation etc lead to stressed out babies that should be giver R&R time before being moved again.

Dont feel bad, there was nothing you could have done.
 

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are you going to get a post mortem done? it may shed some light on the whole situation?
take it back to the shop and have them do the PM. it is a costly business, and the pet shop is accountable. they should not have sold such a young snake.
 

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sorry to hear that mate :cry:
 

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My new anery has tried to escape loads of times and as a tester i dropped a thawed pinkie into the faunarium and he struck and wrapped himself around it and began to eat it :eek:

Twiggy my anery is a lot more active than my amel, he is always watching what i am doing. now he has taken the pinkie i am going to leave him for 2 days to digest his food. :)

I know i shouldnt have fed him till about 3 days after i collected him but he was striking at the wall of the faunarium when i walked past and i thought that this may have been due to him needing a feed.

Twiggy is larger than my amel and he seems a lot more relaxed in the faunarium.

If ou think i have fed him too early please tell me, as i dont want to loose another corn :cry:
 
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