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Old 06-27-18, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First snek!

Hey everyone! if you didn't catch my intro, my name is Will and I am in the process of purchasing my first snake from Morphmarket.com. If all goes well I will be the new daddy to a beautiful Albino Okeetee Corn Snake. For the time being I have set up a 20L Zilla enclosure with the plan to upgrade to a 48x24x15 AP enclosure after a couple months.

I will be using this thread as place to keep track of how things are going and growing!

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I tried to post photos, but photobucket sucks now, so I have deleted my photobucket account and will need to find a new host.
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Old 06-27-18, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: First snek!

That's one gorgeous corn snake Will. You may want to consider adding even more hides and covering 3 sides of your enclosure to make the snake feel a little more secure.
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Old 06-27-18, 04:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's one gorgeous corn snake Will. You may want to consider adding even more hides and covering 3 sides of your enclosure to make the snake feel a little more secure.
Thank you EL Ziggy! I agree, I was thinking of some black construction paper or maybe some paint. I do plan to do more foliage in there with another hide, I am also going to keep it in a small tub first since it's still a baby. I also want to be sure the environment is stable before introducing the snake.
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Old 06-27-18, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Bummer news... The snake was already sold so the search continues...
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Sorry that one got away Will. That means something better is in store.
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Old 06-28-18, 06:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Glad to see you made a decision and are making progress with your setup. Setting everything up ahead of time will make life easier on you and much easier on your snake.
I agree with Ziggy, but you're already planning on a few tweaks so I won't continue to beat that drum.
I think you'll find your new corn will spend a lot of time burrowing while young and aspen is a great choice for substrate. I like to use it for young colubrids, but I personally don't care for it overall. But, it's not about me, it's about the snakes.
Anyway, I'm rambling at this point...
Sorry that one sold, but there's another with your name on it somewhere. Any chance there are any upcoming reptile expos coming up in your area?
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Old 06-28-18, 01:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok, so I did some diligent research on the BOI and found a reliable breeder, and just Purchased my first snake! Its an Abbots Okeetee 100% het amel female from VMS Herp.
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Glad to see you made a decision and are making progress with your setup. Setting everything up ahead of time will make life easier on you and much easier on your snake.
I agree with Ziggy, but you're already planning on a few tweaks so I won't continue to beat that drum.
I think you'll find your new corn will spend a lot of time burrowing while young and aspen is a great choice for substrate. I like to use it for young colubrids, but I personally don't care for it overall. But, it's not about me, it's about the snakes.
Anyway, I'm rambling at this point...
Sorry that one sold, but there's another with your name on it somewhere. Any chance there are any upcoming reptile expos coming up in your area?
Thanks! There are some towards the end of the year but I made a purchase today so we shall see what the future has in store!

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Sorry that one got away Will. That means something better is in store.
No worries I finally found one equally as nice, at least I think so...
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Winner Winner. Another fine choice Will.
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Old 06-28-18, 02:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Awww, how cute!
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Old 06-28-18, 03:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Awsome, really like the colors. I just got my first BP(first snake actually) and having a lot of fun, so much to learn. Hoping to get in the required number of posts to post up some pics. Since I’m something of a snake nut I check out everything. Look forward to seeing your progress. Congrats on the new snake.

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Old 06-28-18, 05:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone! Im excited, she will be here on the 11th!
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Congrats! You've picked on of my favorite types of cornsnake. They're beautiful.
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Congrats! You've picked on of my favorite types of cornsnake. They're beautiful.
Cool! It reminds me of the rat snakes I used to play with in the the yard growing up, only brighter!
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Makes sense. Corn snakes are rat snakes after all.
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