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2641 days ago

We have had our corn snake for a few years now and she has to be one of the easiest pets to look after. Although it cost only a few pounds for the snake as we got her as a baby the tank did cost about 100 pounds but considering she only now needs to be fed a large mouse about once a week she is relatively easy to keep. Corn snakes are a species of rat snake and although grow to quite a long length about 1.2 - 1.8 meters long are quite thin so a moderate size tank is required.

They normally live for round about 20 years so if you are planning on getting any type of snake a long term commitment for this type of reptile is required.
Our corn snake is very gentle in temperament and has never tried to strike or bite and is very happy to be taken our of its cage. I do recommend regular contact with the snake so it gets used to been taken out of its tank making cleaning of the area and exercise for the snake easier.

Overall a great snake specially for children as it is a relatively small snake easy to keep and gentle in temperament.

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2834 days ago

One of the best snakes for someone getting into reptiles. They will get about 3-6 feet and do have specific heating needs however. You need to provide a heat gradient of 80 on the cold side of the tank and 90-92 on the warm side. Don't just install a heating mat and think that's the only thing you need. Always use a thermostat to regulate your heating mat (they can cause fatal burns). Aim for 50-60% humidity with a 70%+ humidity for shedding.

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2848 days ago

I live with my boyfriend and his snake is a Ball Python. She is very calm, but she does tend to tighten up around my bf's hand. She rides around his neck and does not bother him. She loves to explore in cords and in dark places. She is very stubborn like when she wraps around things and will not let go.

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3383 days ago

Very good pet. Docile and this python only gets maximum of 3-5 feet! I love snakes and this has to be one of my favorites!

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3639 days ago

Not the most attractive addition to your home and the mesh design can be difficult to keep warm. On the other hand, the lightweight design makes it easier to take outside so my beardie can get natural heat and light. It is hundreds of dollars cheaper then a glass aqaurium of comparable size and the open air design allows for a more natural air flow. Also, it is machine washable and ridiculously easy to clean. Overall, a nice terrarium for what it is. Not the best in the world, but its advantages outweigh the drawbacks.

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3686 days ago

I use zilla fluorescent tube lights from their desert series and I find them to give adequate uvb because my adult and juvie bearded dragons are pretty active and appear healthy since I started buying them last year. I also like how the side of the box has the uvb index chart that tells me exactly how many microwatts of uvb my beardies will get at what distance from the bulb.

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3707 days ago

I love the zilla walnut shell bedding. Its what I use for some of my desert herps like my mali uro and my bearded dragon. I like that its not artificial and isn't all over the place like some sands I've tried. I also think it looks great in the tanks and my herps don't have problems with the substrate. My friend turned me on the stuff and I think its cool.

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3768 days ago

My boyfriend got me into reptiles recently. When I got my first bearded dragon I didn't know what to buy so he told me to get these. He's had reptiles for years and told me he tried these new UV lights that met up to his expectations. So I bought them and I am glad I did. They make my beardy look beautiful and he is very healthy so I know he is getting the amount of UVB and UVA that it needs. I say get these lights for your desert herp!

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