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Name: Nick | Date: Dec 26th, 2005 9:57 PM
Can you keep male and female royal pythons together when they are 9 months old or do you need seperate vivariums. 

Name: John | Date: Dec 28th, 2005 6:03 AM
that would depend on the type of snake for instance mostly only these four do not eat mice garter snake, rough green snake, ribbon snake, and the smooth green snake they all eat insects or fish. to live mostly all snakes need a infrared heat lamp, branches, and a fluoresent tubes that illuminate the habitat but never brightly lit. 

Name: Jagger | Date: Dec 30th, 2005 5:58 AM
Im havin a really tough time with keeping my tank at the recomended 85-90 degrees for my ball python, ive tried many different types of light bulbs and changed the size of my under the tank heating pad, what should i do? 

Name: Stephanie | Date: Jan 4th, 2006 9:06 PM
I need to know everything about snakes.
I am interested in buying one. I would like to know the main steps in caging. But make it simple.
I also need to know what the price of all this would come to. Including the food.
I am a snake lover. 

Name: estelle | Date: Jan 9th, 2006 4:43 PM
i have a milk snake and a bubblegum rat snake. bought bubblegum snake in december and the milk snake last week. pet shop told me they were ok to put in same tank, but i read today in book, that milk snakes eat other snakes so am a bit worried. any help please? they both seem ok at the minute. 

Name: danielle | Date: Jan 10th, 2006 5:55 AM
hi i have a two month old albino corn snake i try to keep his tank at 80 degrees all the time im afraid that he might get to cold and get sick on me. but everytime i hold him he's always cold is that ok and i leave his light on all the time bc i live in my basement and at night it gets really cold at night please someone responded asap you can email me at [email protected] make sure you put in the subject regards to your snake thanks danielle 


Name: m c smirth | Date: Jan 12th, 2006 4:28 PM
it wont take you long to overcome your fear of snakes,
they eat dead baby mice when they are young when they are older they eat full grown frozen mice
the best snake i can think of for begginers is a corn snake because they are very dosile and they are easy to tame
the whole setup for a corn snake that inc snake, vivariam, and all acsesories will come to about 200 pound 

Name: elshore | Date: Jan 12th, 2006 4:53 PM
i think your son has made a good desision to look after a snake there are loads of different breeds of snake, my persanal choise for a bagginer would be some sort of rat snake,they eat frozen mice, there eyes turn blue when they are about to shed there skin, they are easy to handle, and easy to tame when young, you can buy hem from most reptile shops


i recently bought my son a baby snow corn snake i have overcome my fears of snakes and now i am also buying a childrens python for myself.

i would advise your son to get the snake at a young age, the snake will live in a vivariam with a heat mat, polastirine sheets, boiled wood, a water bowl ( big enough to bave in ),wood chippings, and a day light all of these are the basic setup for a baby corn snake.

a corn snake can grow to 4-6 foot and can live for 20+ years.

most repyile shops are very helpful and will tell you most of this info anyway. but before he goes to buy one i do suggest he handles one first just to get the feel. i would incorage him to start with a baby corn snake, there are many differand breeds of corn snakeand they come in various colours but my favourite corn snake is the snow corn snake. they are a light shade of pink but dont let that put your son off because they are a loverly snake.

if you shall have any more worries or questions call this number 07922134525 

Name: nora | Date: Jan 12th, 2006 6:28 PM
elshore.. there are tons of petshops out there that are not helpful and hardly do they ever hire anyone who's at least 75% knowledgable about reptiles and the care...

jagger.. for your ball python.. try different wattages with your lamps.. I use 50 watt Infra-red heat lamps by exo-terra and they keep my ball python enclosures right at 87-89 which is perfect for ball pythons.. if the temp drops to about 84-86 dont freak out.. it's fine for them too. Also make sure you have a warm and cool side so that they can thermoregulate their body temps.. just have a heat gradient of the 87-89 temps on the warm side and have a cool side of about 5-7 degrees cooler.. that usually helps.. and if you have to use a combo under tank heater with a lamp that's fine too ..just watch the temps ..

estelle - definately separate the 2 snakes..any colubrid (milk snake, rat snake, king snake) will eat other snakes if they get hungry enough.. also the husbandry requirements are different for the 2 snakes depending on their species.. so it is best to separate them now and research the 2 snakes so that you can get their enclosures set up to their requirements..

if you cant remember what locale the 2 snakes are. ie honduran milksnake or pueblan milksnake etc.. then ask the shop or breeder you bought them from and go from there..

if anyone has any questions or concerns.. again please feel free to email me at [email protected] 

Name: Bobbygee | Date: Jan 18th, 2006 10:46 PM
got questions 

Name: nora | Date: Jan 19th, 2006 3:26 PM
what are your questions bobbygee?? 

Name: bob | Date: Jan 20th, 2006 11:00 PM
yes they eat frosen and thored mice and prefer to live in tree branches but they can live in a den 

Name: Frank | Date: Jan 22nd, 2006 6:35 AM
Anyone got any ideas for a large terrarium with fairly inexpensive materials for building, its for a burmese python that isnt staying small for very long ( : any reply would be great 

Name: nora | Date: Jan 22nd, 2006 6:49 PM
hello frank.. if you visit this forum (thereptileroom.org) there's tons of information on building custom enclosures for snakes of all sizes and what not.. you can even sign up (use me as reference) and ask your question on the burmese enclosure there and every single member there has snake experience from cal kings to venomous snakes... the link below is for caging and supplies board from the same forum...
http://thereptileroom.org/foru
m/index.php?showforum=57

Also
if you like you can visit another website called Jungle Habitats.. http://junglehabitatsplastics.com/
The owner Alan Hall is probably one of the BEST custom cage builders in the country, and he would be able to give you an excellent recommendation as to what materials you can use for the enclosure.. I am going to be purchasing some enclosures myself from him as i have a few boas and ball pythons myself and a pregnant ball python....

hope that helps 

Name: Horsesuker2 | Date: Jan 23rd, 2006 9:17 PM
MY milk snake is refuses too eat and is looking pale. He should be bright red but he is turning purplish? Is he shedding? If anyone knows why this is happening please tell me!! My email is [email protected]

Thanks and PS: this is my first snake 

Name: Taz | Date: Jan 24th, 2006 3:56 PM
I have two corn snakes so I could help you. If it is a corn snake that your son may be getting then you will need to make sure that you have a tank that is roughly 3-4ft long. A heater pad that is placed under the wood chippings so the tank will be heated. Make sure that the heater pad is only on on side of the tank. A water dish that is not to deep and it can rub itself against. Half of a log for the snake to hide under. A UV light that goes on the back of the tank and wood chipping that covers the base and heater pad. If the snake is going to be a baby then you start it of with dead pinks and as it grows then the bigger the mouse will be. When sheading do not pick up the snake because it will bit due to it can not see. When feeding do not pick it up for atleast 1hr after eating or it will regurgatate its food. Will not get when sheading and is not to be pick up for atleast a day after sheading. Snakes may sound like they take alot to look after but once the tank is setup correctly and your son learns when to handle and feed the snake and when not to then they pretty much take care of them selves. Snakes need alot of handling at a young age or the snake once grown will not allow andone to handle it . It will became agressive. Snakes are cool pets to have and are funny when being handle. Because most snakes are constrictor the snake at time may feel like it is restricting blood flow to your wrist for example. This is n othing to worry about just relax and the snake will release itself. If you panic then the snake will get tighter. I know that snakes are not everyones favourite pet believe I know because my mum hates snakes as well but because I like them so much she allowed me to have two as long as there are unable to get out of the tank whilst I am not there. That is another thing make sure the tank is secure and there is no gaps for the snake to get out from because if there is then the snake will escape. If this happens then there is nothing to worry about due the sanke will go to the warmiest place in the room but will stay somewhere where they can see the tank. For example when My two got out one went to the end of my little sister bed and one stayed on the windowseal. Because my tank is by the windowseal they both stayed within site of it. If they get out then they will hide underthings out of site so check everything like if there is a video or dvd on the windowseal for example the check underneath it and you will probably find it. Look with in site of the tank and the snake will be easy to find. When search be carefully because if you startle it then it will move to another place. If your son won'ts a snake that bad then I say get him one on a condition that if he does not look after it propally then you will sell the snake one and he will not be allow another untill is learns who to look after. Always get a book on the snakes that may plan to so he can do some research and always ask the previous owner what it eats, what temperture the tank needs to be, When the light needs to be turnt on and off. I think that I have given you enough to think about and I hope that I have been some help to you. 

Name: kayslay | Date: Jan 25th, 2006 5:25 PM
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 

Name: When should I purchase? | Date: Jan 26th, 2006 4:47 PM
What is the ideal age that I should buy a baby corn snake? Theirs not mine ].] lol, anyways and when is hatching season? 

Name: nora | Date: Jan 28th, 2006 2:22 AM
when should you purchase a baby corn? after it's hatched preferably after the snake has had it's first shed and is an established eatter...

hatching season is anywhere between early spring to early fall.. 

Name: Boa_Lover | Date: Jan 29th, 2006 12:35 AM
Snakes can be a kids best friend and sometimes escape from society.I am 16 and have a Solomon Island Boa and when i a mad i get him out and it is like my troubles are sucked away. Snakes are all different to keep. It depends on size species and their enviroment. You can generally find out what the specific snake needs if you look it up. Some snakes are good for begginers and some arn;t. Make sure that you research all that you can and ask around to find out how to instruct your son on how to take care of them or it. Some eat crickets to large rabbits depending on there size and what they prefer to eat. If you look up a specific snake you can generally type in caresheets to find out what they eat. Mine eats small mice. make sure that you know what kind of snake you are going to get and research the heck out of it. It isn't cool to not know what to do and have the snake die. well thats about all the advice that i can give except to research alot on different types of snakes and to maybe ask a pet shop that sells snakes what to do.


Well good [email protected]!

Boa_Lover 

Name: nick | Date: Feb 4th, 2006 6:50 PM
they eat mice or rats put the snake in a sturdy glass cage and put something heavy on the lid just buy like a ball python i have two they are nice if you don't like snakes just let your son put in his room i hope this helps you alot nick hill 

Name: djcs999 | Date: Feb 5th, 2006 6:42 PM
snake are really nice and really gr8 pet .
what tipe of snake does u son want 2 get?
because i 2 know 2 tell u what food they eat.
im the tank "the tank size depends on the snake as does the heating and other stuff e.g water snake love 2 catch most of it food under water so u will need water in the tank.

to find out more email me,
plz reply 2 me at [email protected] 

Name: nora | Date: Feb 13th, 2006 6:43 PM
wow.. you a lot of you people are really clueless when it comes to snakes... maybe you should read my post that i made on 12/19/05 and maybe...just maybe some of you will learn something..

Take it from me, I am a snake breeder, and have owned reptiles for over 5 years and my fiancee is a venomous snake keeper of 20+ years, and from what I am seeing, and some of the things im seeing is going to get your animals killed... 

Name: Dean | Date: Feb 15th, 2006 9:19 AM
Does a california king snake nippy, bit or easy to tame? 

Name: HOTTY HUNK | Date: Feb 16th, 2006 7:49 PM
SNAKE IS MY MIDDLE NAME ...CALL ME SWEET CHEEKS 

Name: ff | Date: Feb 17th, 2006 8:02 PM
lol 

Name: nora (to dean) | Date: Feb 18th, 2006 12:31 AM
it really depends on the snake... and with patience and handling nippy snakes will calm down... but most cal kings ive seen and held are pretty docile and calm..of course i'll find an occasional devil spawn, but it's expected with snakes....
I own one now and she's as calm as a snake can get and loves to cruise around on my neck... she has to be one of my most favorites in my collection...

good luck 

Name: Ale | Date: Feb 20th, 2006 12:36 AM
My brother has two corn snakes and I think there so cool. They don't eat much and are so calm. When my girls get older I want to get one. Also the apt don't allow pets. Nora what kind of snakes do you have? 

Name: kayla | Date: Feb 22nd, 2006 10:53 PM
i would really like to know what im going ot need for my frist snake and its going to be a corn snake but i have no idea what i really need but what i do know is that i need a heating pad,a water dish that it can fit its hole body in,but i still dont really know what eles i need i do know that i need plants and othere stuff but i need to know how much its going to cost me. 

Name: how | Date: Feb 23rd, 2006 1:52 AM
are corn snakes agresive 

Name: blake | Date: Feb 23rd, 2006 1:53 AM
are corn snakes agresive????????????? 

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