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BastienBully May 17th, 2011 07:25 AM

Do you like snakes?
 
Hi all, i just got myself a 3 year old corn snake, i love playing with snake and watching them move/crawl, they are somewhat easy to take care of and beautiful creatures. I probably wouldn't say the same thing if i had a rattle snake in my room lol but snakes like boa, corn, king, milk are all types of snakes i like (personal opinion)

I was wondering what you guys think about them?

Mine is ~4ft long :D orange, black and beige

I will be posting pictures soon.

Melinda May 17th, 2011 07:34 AM

I love snakes, but its the only creature my hubby will not allow me to have, and I respect him for it. my favorite is the doe snake, such a sweet soft looking face

BastienBully May 17th, 2011 07:46 AM

[QUOTE=Melinda;1009925]I love snakes, but its the only creature my hubby will not allow me to have, and I respect him for it. my favorite is the doe snake, such a sweet soft looking face[/QUOTE]

You got to respect people that dont like snakes haha, i understand why they could be kind of scary sometimes.

I have never heard of the doe snake and google dont have pictures....

Melinda May 17th, 2011 07:48 AM

oh he isn't scared of them *LOL* far from it, he doesn't think they are appropriate around my daycare and in all honesty , he hates to see snakes in captivity, as he says, a useless pet unless you are studying them. they don't interact and they don't seek out friendship, not even from their own kind.

chico2 May 17th, 2011 07:51 AM

Bastien,I love all animals including snakes,but I prefer to think of them free in their own habitat,not in a glass-cage.
I am not criticizing you or your choice of pets,it's just my opinion.

BastienBully May 17th, 2011 08:09 AM

[QUOTE=chico2;1009928]Bastien,I love all animals including snakes,but I prefer to think of them free in their own habitat,not in a glass-cage.
I am not criticizing you or your choice of pets,it's just my opinion.[/QUOTE]

I agree, i also think snakes are better off in their own habitat. I wouldnt take a snake from the wild and bring it into my home. To be honest i wasent really planning on getting a snake, i was looking to get a aquarium with fishs but saw him and decided to go with a snake instead.

The previous owner didnt have time for it so i decided that it would be better if i took him into my home :)

Melinda May 17th, 2011 08:59 AM

and what will you feed it?

BastienBully May 17th, 2011 09:28 AM

[QUOTE=Melinda;1009951]and what will you feed it?[/QUOTE]

Live mices since that's what he's use to eating, one every 7-10 days

But i want to try frozen mices to see if he likes them since they are easier to feed and keep.

Melinda May 17th, 2011 10:12 AM

see, that would be MY problem....*L* I've rehabbed baby mice and released them *L*

BastienBully May 17th, 2011 10:30 AM

[QUOTE=Melinda;1009979]see, that would be MY problem....*L* I've rehabbed baby mice and released them *L*[/QUOTE]

Yeah, i dont like doing this either, even if im not a fan of mices/rats, im not really confturbale to see them beeing eaten :o

CsqU4r3d May 17th, 2011 01:22 PM

I love snakes....corn snakes are so pretty....what is Mr./Ms. snakes name? :thumbs up

doggy lover May 17th, 2011 01:43 PM

Hmm snakes I don't mind them but wouldn't want one in the house I have had different lizards but not that fussy on snakes. We have wild ones at the cottage and my son wanted to bring one home once and the answer was no. The biggest thing would be feeding the live mice, don't think i could feed those poor little things to the snakes. One time when my daughter was little there was a cute little black and white mouse in the snake tank, my daughter started :cry:crying and wanted me to save it from the snake:(I almost did it but I kept saying to myself I don't want a pet mouse..

BastienBully May 17th, 2011 03:17 PM

[QUOTE=CsqU4r3d;1010016]I love snakes....corn snakes are so pretty....what is Mr./Ms. snakes name? :thumbs up[/QUOTE]

Mr snake doesnt have a name yet, im still trying to find the perfect name :confused:

CsqU4r3d May 17th, 2011 03:43 PM

How about Cornelius??? or is that a little too on the money!! :crazy::laughing:

BastienBully May 17th, 2011 03:48 PM

[QUOTE=CsqU4r3d;1010052]How about Cornelius??? or is that a little too on the money!! :crazy::laughing:[/QUOTE]

HAHA I love it!! But beeing french, when i say it, it sounds kind of weird :frustrated: I know how its supose to sound but i just cant prenouce it right lol...

Some people told me to go with the name "MAZE" since snake scales are like a crazy maze and the fact that alot of maze are made out of corn (cornsnake). Im not sure about this one.


I always find it hard to find a good name for my pets lol

CsqU4r3d May 17th, 2011 04:04 PM

I like maze....if you spell it maize that is the native american name for corn..:thumbs up

doggy lover May 17th, 2011 04:08 PM

what about Kaa the snake in Jungle Book:thumbs up

SamIam May 17th, 2011 07:42 PM

Bastien, I do like snakes, but they are not something I would have as a pet for myself. Yours is lucky to have a new home, I hate the "no time" excuse no matter what kind of animal it is, it seems so few people are prepared for a proper commitment.

Melinda, where on earth have you established your mouse sanctuary? No owls? No hawks? No wild snakes? No cats? :laughing:

Melinda May 17th, 2011 08:27 PM

*L* a bucket in the house and then released in my "log" jungle....



you can see the pics in this thread, scroll to the bottom
[url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=65239&highlight=brina+mouse&page=2[/url]

SamIam May 17th, 2011 09:55 PM

Too cute, Melinda. I sure hope she doesn't bring you home a snake some day and ask to keep it as a pet in a bucket or you'll be left with a terrible dilemma.

BastienBully May 18th, 2011 07:00 AM

Here is a couple pictures of him.
[IMG]http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n554/BastienM/CIMG0044.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n554/BastienM/CIMG0038.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n554/BastienM/CIMG0037.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n554/BastienM/CIMG0035.jpg[/IMG]


Maybe this will help for names hehe :)

Melinda May 18th, 2011 07:09 AM

wow, small terrarium, are you getting a larger set up? she's very pretty

BastienBully May 18th, 2011 07:12 AM

[QUOTE=Melinda;1010173]wow, small terrarium, are you getting a larger set up? she's very pretty[/QUOTE]

Yes im planning on getting a bigger one soon. At first i tought it was pretty big but when i see him moving arround in it, it doesnt seem so big anymore.

But here is some info i found on [url]http://www.reptilecare.com/CornSnakeCaresheet.htm[/url]


[I][COLOR="DarkRed"]Most adult Corn Snakes will live comfortably in a 20-gallon tank provided that you let them out for exercise. Bigger is always better in this case though and a 30-gallon or larger would be very nice.[/COLOR][/I]


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