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Old 09-02-02, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was thinking about breeding my corn a couple of years....i would learn everything there is to know so the experience wouldnt be a problem but should a person who has only had 2 corn snakes breed them??
keep in mind that im 13 now and in a couple of years i'll be 14-16..:grab:
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Old 09-02-02, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are many things to consider berfor breeding. The first is what will you do with all the babies. This one sounds easy I will just sell them. It does not work this easy. You will need to house them until they shed once and are eating. So you need housing for all of them for approx. 1 month. Then there is the feeding for this time. Unless you have a wholesale source for rat pups you will pay a min. of $1.50 each. After all this you can then try to sell them, or give them to friends. If you have a local store, that is not a chain store. You could sell them to them, just remember you will only get 50% of what the store sells them for. Or if there is a local herp. society some of the members might buy some if you are a member. Like I said this is just the first thing to consider. I feel it would be a great experence for you if your parents are supportive and do not mind you having more snakes in the house. Also do not forget the cost of an incubator. You might even be able to use the breeding as a science project. Just do not expect to make any money at it. If you are lucky you will break even.
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Baby corns that eat rat pups? Are these giant corns or what? And rat pups that are $1.50 American? Are they laced in gold?
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lol.. .. getting rodents arent THAT hard.. get them from a breeder or something.. like mice4you.. it's not that expensive.. i think?
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Don't forget to check your local laws concerning breedind/buying/selling herps. Along with the rules of your parents!LOL Anyway, IMHO, the experience will be good for you to hone your husbandry skills as well as your ability to be resourceful.We all started by breeding a pair of snakes.These forums are a great way to get a head start on obtaining the knowledge you'll need. There's a lot of people willing to help out.Keep us informed on your decisions and good luck!
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Old 09-02-02, 09:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Breed if your lucky, sell if you can, enjoy no matter what, JMHO
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Well said reverendsterlin!
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