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Old 02-18-03, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation coupling?

i know its better to seperate ur cornsnakes....but if you were coupling them......



would it be male + male, female and male, or female and female??



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Old 02-18-03, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a friend that keeps 2 females and a male together. They have been this way for about 5 years, no problems.... except (lol).. she has to seperate the male for half of the year because he's so darn horny that the females double-clutch if he stays put.

I've heard to keep all males seperate because they might fight...

I know it is usually frowned upon, but I think if they each have a lot of space, fed well and have and good temperments it should be ok.

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Generally, I would opt for one of each sex. Just make sure you have twice as many hides, so the less dominant snake doesn't have to choose a less suitable hide.

I keep two watersnakes together and I have 4 different hides, 2 groups of 2, so that each can choose a warm hide or a cool hide depending on preference. But they get along so well, they usually crowd into the same hide, even though there is an identical one actually touching the one they're in.
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thanx for the answers!
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in general you don't keep 2 males together, but can keep multiple females.
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Just as a note, if you do keep a male and a female (especially this time of year) together make sure they are either big enough to breed or hatchlings. If a female happens to get pregnant when she is too small it can be disasterous and you could lose your snake.
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Im keeping my late 02 hatchings together, a male and a female. Im planning on seperating them once I get the male's enclosure finished, he is growing a lot faster they are no longer roughly the same size. Then I will probably get another female to keep with my current female, as she always goes in the hide that the male is in regardless of the other hides (2 warm, 1 medium and 2 cold). I think as long as they are about the same size they should be fine, but you wouldnt keep an adult with a hatchling or anything
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I don't keep snakes together but another point I think is important is the individuality of each snakes.

Most of my corns would be fine together but I have my female anery who (when i did house together for a short period of time two years ago) didn't like this arangment at all for no other reason (seemingly) than she is just a loner

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lol....thanks for the replys...u helped me alot...i think im going to seperate my reptiles!!
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A few other things to take into consideration when housing snakes together.......

1* Snakes are solitary animals and only come together in the wild to breed.

2* You won't be able to monitor the animals indivdually. If there is a regurgiation or defecation you won't know who it came from.

3* If one gets sick with something contagious, the other inhabitant/s of the cage will be infected.

4* You cannot just throw their meal in the cage, the snakes must be separated for feeding, and carefull placed back in after they have calmed down, as they may still be ready to strike and contrict any movement around them.
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Old 02-19-03, 04:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Great points everyone. Some of ya'll listed stuff I forgot to mention or stuff I never even thought about. Lizzy, I'm glad to hear that you'll be separating them in any case. Some people keep snakes and lizards (even different species) together with no problems at all and sometimes there are problems that no one could've forseen. I personally don't keep mine together for most of the reasons listed above and IMHO it's not worth the risks, especially when it can be so cheap and easy to set up another rubbermaid (or whatever) for a corn.
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I think that when they are very young they are ok together but when the get older they need to be seperated. And as usual Linds brings up very good points.
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