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post #41 of 50 Old 03-27-2010, 12:59 PM
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Oh NO!!! I'm sooo sorry!!!!!!! I really really hope he's OK!!!!!

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post #42 of 50 Old 03-27-2010, 03:19 PM
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sounds like a good idea to keep them seperat then.
please let us know how he gets on,will you be making a visit to the vets,
or do you have it all sorted ?

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post #43 of 50 Old 03-28-2010, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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We were looking for a vet to take him too, but there's none around here that looks at snakes. The best we could do was ask a pet store employee, but of course they knew nothing. I've been told that neosporin with no painkillers works well on snakes when they're hurt, so I'll try that.

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post #44 of 50 Old 03-28-2010, 03:08 AM
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would you like me to try and find some advise for you ?
i have some friends who own snakes .

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #45 of 50 Old 03-28-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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That'd be nice, thanks (:
Today the wounds have scabbed over, and he hasn't left his cave much. I'm pretty sure he's going to go into shed again, so I don't think I'll see him much.

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post #46 of 50 Old 03-29-2010, 10:58 AM
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sent you a pm with a link to follow.
hope it helps.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #47 of 50 Old 03-29-2010, 05:02 PM
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Oh no! Poor baby :'(
He'll be ok though, right?

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"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #48 of 50 Old 03-31-2010, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again, and yes, he should be okay now (: He's out and exploring his tank, a sure sign that he's over his stress. I'm going to feed him a VERY small pinkie tomorrow, just in time for my vacation.

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post #49 of 50 Old 04-01-2010, 02:24 AM
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that's great news. !!

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post #50 of 50 Old 06-09-2010, 07:09 PM
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Hey, some reptile (especially snake keepers) have a lot of trouble keeping snakes in 55 gallon tanks due to the fact you cannot control the heat well at all, and the tank is way to large to keep the humidity at the right point.

If you want to keep them both (successfully) in the 55 gallon, I would suggest placing a plastic bag, or what I have done is take wax paper and cover the top of the tank except for like 2 inches at each end. Spray the inside of the tank down with water every 2-3 days to keep the humidity up. The wax paper or bag will help keep the humidity higher. Unfortunately, this cools the tank down, but is necessary for the snake.

I would take about half of that aspen out as well so the snake is closer to the heat pad. I can't judge exactly how much you have, but you should have about an inch and a half of aspen, but no more than 2 inches.

What is the temp right now? A side thermomitor should read about 80f, and that would be perfect. If you need to, you can always add another heat pad on the back of the tank or a light on the top (just make sure the wax paper doesn't come in contact with it).

As for the corn snakes being cannibals, in the wild they are, but fed properly at home it is much less likely. If you feed them frozen thawed pinkies, or pre killed pinkies each in separate containers and leave them there for about a half hour after eating, you can easily keep them together without issues.

They will not breed, however, until you separate them for a season and then introduce them after a cooling period. Corn snakes kept together, properly fed, with the right temps and humidity will not breed on their own. There is a decent process to get them into the right "mindstate" lol.

I hope this helps- I am just trying to give you some ideas on how to really make that cage work. As someone who has kept many snakes in the past I can see major future hurdles for you with the setup you have right now and just want to give you tips for along the way. good luck with it! If you have any questions send me a PM and I will gladly help you out with whatever!

(I've kept and bred snakes in the Elaphe family for many many years)

My tanks include:

55 Gallon Freshwater:
2x Marineland 350 filters
1x rena heater
1x powerhead
No special lighting

29 Gallon Freshwater:
Marineland 350 filter
Rena heater
No special lighting
46 Gallon Bow front Planted Tank:
Rena Canister Filter
Marineland Biowheel Filter
Rena Heater
Rena Powerhead
Coralife 196 w/ LED lighting (4w/gal)
10 Gallon Freshwater:
Basic components (Goldfish/ aquatic frogs for kids)

COMING SOON! 10 Gallon Nano!




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