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#450841 - 9th Dec 2010 7:52pm Corn snake
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Hi is there anyone on here whos got corn snakes or knows anything about them need some help with mine.

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#450850 - 9th Dec 2010 8:11pm Re: Corn snake [Re: vw_kyle]
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Mine's with my brother, but I've had snakes for years. What's up Kyle?
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#450852 - 9th Dec 2010 8:18pm Re: Corn snake [Re: Wench]
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Im just having problems getting him out,hes been use to me handling all the time, but the last few times ive tried to get him he just goes for me and tries to bite me and i sh@t myself everytime lol,but i know the bite doesnt hurt its more of a shock that he,s going to bite you.ive tryed with gloves towels and tryed to keep my hand nice and low but bolts and then goes for me.

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#450853 - 9th Dec 2010 8:20pm Re: Corn snake [Re: vw_kyle]
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Sounds like he's ready to shed. My corn snake and the boa were the same. He'll go dull next, then his eyes will cloud over and then a few days later go back to normal. Then you'll wake up to a skin in the viv and a shiny, hungry snake. My advice is don't try handling him until he has shed as they get stressed and grumpy.

If you need anything else, just ask mate.
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#450855 - 9th Dec 2010 8:22pm Re: Corn snake [Re: Wench]
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ok thanks

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#450863 - 9th Dec 2010 8:36pm Re: Corn snake [Re: vw_kyle]
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my lizard did exactl the same, give it a day or so

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#450924 - 9th Dec 2010 10:40pm Re: Corn snake [Re: ]
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Must be like a snake version of PMT!
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#450939 - 9th Dec 2010 11:10pm Re: Corn snake [Re: RUDEBOX]
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give it a large water bowl so it can bathe and trap moisture between the old skin and the newly forming skin underneath.it does sound like its due to shed, has it been refusing food over the last week ? are its eyes going milky white?

When you go to get it out , try letting it come out to you instead of reaching into its viv. By reaching in you are creating a large image in its vision, causing it to stress out,

If it is due to shed your best leaving it alone till its done, then feed it up heavily to encourage it to become docile again, a well fed snake is far more docile
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#450943 - 9th Dec 2010 11:16pm Re: Corn snake [Re: ]
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i have kept and bred many species of snake including cornsnakes for about 20 years
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#450946 - 9th Dec 2010 11:19pm Re: Corn snake [Re: jabber_Ish]
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Just as an add on, make sure he has something rough to rub against so he can shed without any extra stress. Check the skin after too to make sure the eye caps have come off.
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#450954 - 9th Dec 2010 11:26pm Re: Corn snake [Re: ]
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Mine have a bark tunnel, a yucca plant and a branch. All treated before the question is asked wink
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#450956 - 9th Dec 2010 11:27pm Re: Corn snake [Re: Wench]
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a rough rock , viv wood. If u use a wood substrate often they will burrow through it to shed.
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#450958 - 9th Dec 2010 11:28pm Re: Corn snake [Re: ]
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give it a large water bowl so it can bathe and trap moisture between the old skin and the newly forming skin underneath.it does sound like its due to shed, has it been refusing food over the last week ? are its eyes going milky white?
hen you go to get it out , try letting it come out to you instead of reaching into its viv. By reaching in you are creating a large image in its vision, causing it to stress out,

If it is due to shed your best leaving it alone till its done, then feed it up heavily to encourage it to become docile again, a well fed snake is far more docile

good advice do you have snake?
Well, what do you think?? Seriously.
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#450960 - 9th Dec 2010 11:30pm Re: Corn snake [Re: ]
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i reckon guinea pigs would chew on it...





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#450967 - 9th Dec 2010 11:40pm Re: Corn snake [Re: ]
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best way to relieve a bored guinea pig is to give it a freind tbh , they are much happier when kept in groups, they will live alongside rabbits too
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