Another "slithery" grill from Adrianna!(snake)?
I'm going to maybe get a snake and if so it will be for certain ether a Bloodred corn snake or a normal corn snake!
So all i really need is in good health.What i need! (What way of water you bequeath it and what type or terrain,Ect.)
1.If i get a newborn corn snake, lets say around 3 months old. What size cistern does the snake require?
At 3 months it would be fine in a 10 gallon, but I suggest buying a 20 gallon long and saving you money contained by the long run (that's what it will eventually need).
2.When the snake is full grown, what size tank should i get then?
20 gallon long (horizontal)
3.Can you mark all the things i will need to keep a cheery and healthy corn snake? e.i. Heat light,bowl etc.
Ditch a heat wishy-washy..corn snakes are nocturnal anyways. Invest in a heat mat/pad and place it under 1/3 of the reservoir for a proper thermal gradient throughout the tank.this will create a "cool side" and a "hot side". You will need a hose down bowl placed on the cool side. Some places for you snake to hide should be available on both sides of the tank. Invest in some thermometers to product sure you have suitable temperatures.
4. What should i use for the bedding?
Aspen make great bedding, also coconut bark, newspaper, astroturf, reptile carpet, and top soil will work..i propose Zilla(company) peat moss and Fir bark mix (can be bought at PetsMart).
mice...appropriately sized of course. Mice should be no larger than the widest part of the snake(girth-wise) . I propose buying pre-killed and frozen mice. All you have to do is thaw out the mice before feed it to him. Don't put in in the microwave! You can however let it liquefy out by letting it sit at room temp for an hour or two or you could microwave a cup of water and then place your mouse(in a Ziploc bag) in it for nearly 10-15 minutes.
I will be feeding frozen mice not live.
1. What size mouse will i feed a babe-in-arms corn snake?
Again, no larger than the thickest part of your snake.girth-wise
2. How many times a week do i feed the corn snake? and how much?
One mouse a week and once a week will be fine
3. When the snake is full grown what size mouse will i nurture the snake?
Adult mice will be fine
4. When the snake is full grown how many times a week do i feed the snake?
Once a week will be fine, but it can probably stand to eat approximately every 10-12 days or so.
5. Do they only eat mice? Anything else?
Rat "pups can also work, but they are often more expensive, Your cornsnake (when fully grown) will probably drink a smaller snake, skinks, anoles, geckos, small lizards, small eggs, frogs, toads, small birds, and other small rodents if it was offered them
1.How much a week do you think it will cost me to nurture the corn snake?
Depending on your local prices - 1$ or $2 tops!
2.How much are mice? all sizes?
pinkies = .85 cents, fuzzies = .95 cents, hoppers = $1.10, sub-adults = $1.30, adults = $1.50, and Jumbo adults - $1.75 .all prices are based on my local store, but should be similar
3 how much within one month will it cost me to feed the snake?
At 3 months old, Probably around $5..no more than $10 when it is full grown
1.How long do they live?
2.How many times a week should i toy with the snake?
everyday is fine, but don't handle during shedding processes or a day after eating.
3.How oodles times do they shed a year?
Cannot give you an answer on this.it depends on their metabolism, the temperatures they are exposed to, the amount, quality, how recurrently and size of their food. Typically, they will shed a lot as juveniles perhaps 5-7 times a year, but will shed less and smaller amount each year.
4.How big will they be full grown?
Between 4-5 ft
5.Have an idea of how much they will cost?
"Normal" corn snakes should be around $25-$40 depending on your locality and the seller..the fancier the morph/colors the better the price will be.
6.How many different colors are there of corn snakes?
.literally countless. More morphs are being made everyday. Sometimes cornsnakes are bred next to other snakes like California Kingsnakes to produce hybrids, in the example I used they are known as "jungle Corns".
7.Whats within temperament like?
Nicest snake to own...but anysnake is likely to bite right after being feed because they are still in a sort of "feeding frenzy".
8.How long will it take till at hand fully grown?
Reptiles will never stop growing, they just slow down considerably. It will be sexually mature at around 2.5 to 3 years and be around 3-feet long. But I would consider it "fully grown" at around 4.5 to 5 years
-most people will vote to feed in a separate enclosure to shrink the chance of your snake accididently consuming any of the bedding or substrate. This is purely a presonal choice you will have to make. But it isn't a desperate idea to reduce the chances of in actuality consumming the substrate...again the choice is yours.
...any other question, just e-mail me