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Old 03-16-17, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all:

I just wanted to introduce myself. I was a snake keeper when I was a teenager (not a great experience) but I'm anxious to get back into it and do it right this time!

I'm very looking forward to getting a corn snake to start with, but who knows where this will go from there. I've ordered a 4x2x1 T8 from animal plastics and a RHP from Pro-Products and already have a herpstat 2 ready to go. I know, total overkill for a corn snake, but like I said, I want to do this right! Thanks, and I look forward to gaining experience and becoming a contributing member of this community!

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Old 03-16-17, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi! I am pretty new as well. Sounds like you've got an awesome set up for your soon to be snake! We got a California king snake and within 2 weeks had a Mexican black king snake It's really easy to get carried away with buying stuff for them! We went from a 10 gallon fish tank to a Exo-Terra cage in about 2 days haha. I am sure you'll do great!
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We went from a 10 gallon fish tank to a Exo-Terra cage in about 2 days haha.
Exactly! I was going to end up with a terrarium of this size eventually anyway. I have other hobbies and the rule is always the same, spend more now - or a hell of a lot more later.

I went to the snake store and they wer3e all looking at me like I had three heads when I told them the size of the terrarium I bought. Of course, all their snakes were in these little tubs. When I get mine home it will be like moving into a mansion.

A black king snake! very pretty. I was looking at that as well, but my heart is pretty set on a corn snake as my first. Maybe for my second snake...
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Exactly! I was going to end up with a terrarium of this size eventually anyway. I have other hobbies and the rule is always the same, spend more now - or a hell of a lot more later.

I went to the snake store and they wer3e all looking at me like I had three heads when I told them the size of the terrarium I bought. Of course, all their snakes were in these little tubs. When I get mine home it will be like moving into a mansion.

A black king snake! very pretty. I was looking at that as well, but my heart is pretty set on a corn snake as my first. Maybe for my second snake...
Depending on the type of snake you bring home, a larger enclosure may stress them out. Make sure to include lots of hides and crawl spaces for them, in case they happen to be one of those species that doesn't thrive in large spaces (i.e. ball pythons).
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No worries there. I'm going to bring home a 1-2 year old corn snake. And I'm gonna clutter up the terrarium real good! There'll several hides, empty cereal boxes, paper towel tubes, lots of stuff. She'll have plenty of places to hide and, when she feels comfortable, plenty of places to explore.
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Congrats on getting back into snakes! I started with a corn snake about a year ago. Now I have 8 snakes! My two corns are my friendliest and most fun to handle. I think you will have a lot of fun with your new corn.
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Welcome aboard JR. That's a lot of space for a corn snake. You could add a divider and put 2 critters in that T8. I'm just sayin.

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Don't be an enabler!
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Welcome aboard JR. That's a lot of space for a corn snake. You could add a divider and put 2 critters in that T8. I'm just sayin.
And I appreciate you're sayin' ! I suspect that I'll want to get more snakes. If so, I'll get a divider. But if not, I guess the corn will have lots of room. Time will tell.
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Welcome to keeping reptiles, have a look at your future:

The Now

...I have a snake, I'm very happy, he's doing great!

2 weeks passed

...I have 3 snakes now, damn reptile show

3 months passed

...I have 23 snakes, 4 geckos, a monitor (he was just soooo cute!!!), 2 bearded dragons, ...
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Welcome to keeping reptiles, have a look at your future:

The Now

...I have a snake, I'm very happy, he's doing great!

2 weeks passed

...I have 3 snakes now, damn reptile show

3 months passed

...I have 23 snakes, 4 geckos, a monitor (he was just soooo cute!!!), 2 bearded dragons, ...
Literally within a few month's time my collection grew from just a kingsnake, to the cute Pacman frog I saw at the store when getting my snake, to having two other snakes, a frilled dragon, and a bearded dragon. That is too accurate XD
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can't wait to see pics of your set up!

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Welcome to keeping reptiles, have a look at your future:

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...I have a snake, I'm very happy, he's doing great!

2 weeks passed

...I have 3 snakes now, damn reptile show

3 months passed

...I have 23 snakes, 4 geckos, a monitor (he was just soooo cute!!!), 2 bearded dragons, ...
I have my first expo coming up this weekend...I smell disaster!
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I wish I had the consent of my family to get so many snakes! I have the space, its the compromise with the wife that is the sticking point. My plan is to get one in the house and then see if I can sneek a few more in!
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