Snake Concerns

Discussion in 'General Snakes' started by Kiger, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Kiger

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    Well I have been searching over the internet for the past hour or so. I am looking for a type of snake.

    I have found out on this forum and some others that the rosy boa and corn and rat snakes. are a good choice. They are quite beautiful snakes i might add.

    I want something smaller to start out in a 20 gallon tank. And move up a couple months later.

    I know you all are probably getting tired of the "What snake should i choose?" threads. But i would vary much appriate your help.


    To make it simple my questions are:
    What snakes are good starters?
    What snakes are active?
    What snakes are easy to care for?
    What is an average size cage?
    Can snakes be kept in aquarium tanks?
    And what are the cost of the snakes that you could list?

    For price you could just give me a good site, if you don't wish to research.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Samael

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    i started with kenyan sand boas, can be kept in a 20 gal for their entire lives, about a 3-4 foot max length. orange with black spots and a white underbelly. can get them for about $65 american or $45 at most expos. Just give an undertanks heather and a het bulb of low wattage.
     
  3. newbiepython

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    If you want a reletivly active snake that is easy to care for and can be housed in a 20 gal for a while i would say to go with a nice lil corn snake. You can get them for real cheap at just about any petstore, expo or breeder. Eventually they will need a 30 or 40 gal aquarium. (just make sure it has a screen top) They are just awesome snakes. i love mine! :D
     
  4. Kiger

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    thanks i think i'll just get a corn. I love their designs and colours. But i can only tell about they behavior by buying one.

    Is cheap like under 100 americans?
     
  5. Samael

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    i think you can get a corn for aroun $40 americans right? some places maybe cheaper and this is retail pet store prices. And there are a ton of color morphs that will increase the price and such but pretty cheap i have never seen one for over $100 americans.
     
  6. newbiepython

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    serpenco.com just to give you an idea on prices of different morphs. :D
     
  7. Kiger

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    Thanks. I went to www.moreptiles.com and the most expensive is 65 i think. I glad they are cheaper, i was afriad snakes would be expensive. I've seen small lizards that were $200
     
  8. Samael

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    well hope you get a nice snake that you'll like.
     
  9. Kiger

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    Yea i do too. My mom keeps on saying why would you want a snake and acts like i shouldn't get one.
     
  10. Samael

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    i just bought one while my mom was with my grandma and hid it for a month or two
     
  11. Samael

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    Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    snakes and lizards have far different prices and conditions as well as over all price to care for them. Food is mainly cheaper for snakes, i spend $1.00 a week per mouse while i spend $0.08 per cricket for my lizards and my boys need quite a few crickets every few days.
     
  12. Kiger

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    RE: Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    Ah I think i'll stick with snakes.
     
  13. Samael

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    RE: Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    but don't get me wrong, lizards are great too, but snakes in my opinion tend to be cheaper. I love all reptiles,
     
  14. Kiger

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    RE: Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    Yea, there's something about snakes that i prefer more. I love all animals also but....
     
  15. Kiger

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    RE: Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    Okay......i know this is going to sound stupid

    but what exactly do you need?
    ((corn))
    i want to add up cost. i know it's going to be $40 or 50 americans for the snake.

    a heater?
    a little home (( which you can just use anything))
    i have a ten gallon tank. do you need a top when they are hatchlings?
    some aspen chips?
    a little pool?
    maybe a background paper.
    some plants? if so what kinds. and fake or real?
     
  16. Kiger

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    RE: Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    one more thing

    should i get a hatchling or a juvie?

    what's the difference if there is any?


    here are some of the colours i'm looking for.

    red and orange seem to be the normal most comment colours so that may be what i'm with in the end. I don't mind it, but you know how it is.

    I would prefer one of these.

    Ghost Stripe (( this is a hatchling right? if so i want one about his size))
    http://www.moreptiles.com/ghost%20stripe.htm

    Anerythristic Motley Corn Snake
    http://www.moreptiles.com/anery%20motley.htm

    And Caramel
    http://www.moreptiles.com/0668f.JPG

    Butter Corn
    http://www.moreptiles.com/butter.htm

    Anerythristic Hurricane Motley
    http://www.moreptiles.com/AHM.htm
     
  17. Samael

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    RE: Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    not sure about heater, little home can be anything, i think they need a top yes, chips that are finely shredded, just use a small cup, i have neevr used background paper for any of my animals, and as for plants, use fake plastic ones just to make the cage look pretty. very basic snake, the money stackls when you want to get a pretty cage and stuff added to it
     
  18. Samael

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    RE: Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    get a hatchling, difference i don't know, but to me i always like to get my animals when they are as young as possible.
     
  19. Kiger

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    RE: Re: RE: Snake Concerns

    yea....i'll get nice stuff when i get the snake settled in. i heard you could get a corn hatchling for only $23

    Is that true? And thanks for dealing with my stupid questions sam
     
  20. Kiger

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