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    Baby Corn Snakes For Sale: Care Guide

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Searching online for a corn snake for sale? These fascinating pets will certainly get friends and family talking, but they do require a high level of care and specialist feeding techniques.

    Learn more about cornsnakes in the guide below.

     

     

     

    How to Look After a Baby Corn Snake



    1.    Keep your corn snakes within a secure environment – both for its own personal safety and to help reassure more nervous family members that the snake is not going to be hiding under their pillow! Corn snakes are relatively small, and will not require too much space. Some owners choose to place baby corn snakes in a shoebox; others place them in the altogether safer environment of a controlled tank. Wherever you choose to place your baby corn snake, make sure it has no opportunity to escape.

    2.    Cornsnakes need to be kept in strict, temperature-controlled conditions. Snakes are cold blooded and the tank will need to be heated to around 27-300c to ensure the snake has enough warmth in which to live a comfortable existence.

    3.    Don’t shy away from handling your baby corn snake – it’s good to handle the snake on a day-to-day basis. Stay calm and allow the snake to slither up and down your fingers. Be careful when handling that the snake does not fall from your grasp – it could easily disappear from the room within a matter of seconds, and it may prove tricky to locate.

    4.    These small reptiles should be kept well away from other family pets – cats and dogs need to be kept isolated from a baby corn snake in particular. If you own several reptiles, don’t succumb to the temptation to store the corn snake in with your other exotic pets, as the corn snake could prove to be a tempting source of food for larger reptiles.

    5.    Finally, as with any pet, it’s important to offer up the odd treat to your baby corn snake every now and then. Corn snakes love small mice, so if possible, offer up this treat roughly once a week. You can buy specialist frozen mice feed from most exotic pet stores. Mix up conditions in the cage frequently as well – offer a baby corn snake a new place to hide and it will happily exploit the opportunity.

     

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