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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:25 AM
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Question 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 orange, black and beige

I will be posting pictures soon.
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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
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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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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
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....
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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:48 AM
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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.

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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:51 AM
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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.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:09 AM
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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.
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
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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:59 AM
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and what will you feed it?
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Old May 17th, 2011, 09:28 AM
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and what will you feed it?
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.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:12 AM
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see, that would be MY problem....*L* I've rehabbed baby mice and released them *L*
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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:30 AM
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see, that would be MY problem....*L* I've rehabbed baby mice and released them *L*
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
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I love snakes....corn snakes are so pretty....what is Mr./Ms. snakes name?
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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 crying and wanted me to save it from the snakeI almost did it but I kept saying to myself I don't want a pet mouse..
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Old May 17th, 2011, 03:17 PM
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I love snakes....corn snakes are so pretty....what is Mr./Ms. snakes name?
Mr snake doesnt have a name yet, im still trying to find the perfect name
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How about Cornelius??? or is that a little too on the money!!
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How about Cornelius??? or is that a little too on the money!!
HAHA I love it!! But beeing french, when i say it, it sounds kind of weird 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
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I like maze....if you spell it maize that is the native american name for corn..
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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:08 PM
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what about Kaa the snake in Jungle Book
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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?
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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:27 PM
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*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
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread....a+mouse&page=2
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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.
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Here is a couple pictures of him.






Maybe this will help for names hehe
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Old May 18th, 2011, 07:09 AM
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wow, small terrarium, are you getting a larger set up? she's very pretty
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Old May 18th, 2011, 07:12 AM
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wow, small terrarium, are you getting a larger set up? she's very pretty
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 http://www.reptilecare.com/CornSnakeCaresheet.htm


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.
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