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RE: Snake Advise.

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Posted by: markg at Fri Jul 6 13:19:41 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

If you want a more placid snake, then the cornsnake is a good choice, as most are about as calm as a snake can be. It may take a few years for the snake to get calm. Many times young snakes just want to get away from you, so don't be put off by a baby snake's flighty behavior. Many corns though are fairly "tame" from the get-go.

Cal kings not so much. They are rather flightly as babies and will often "musk" on you - discharge poop on you. As adults, they can be calm, usually that is so. Great pets nonetheless.

Florida kings get really tame as adults, even if flighty as babies. If you want a large king that will be very placid as an adult, a Florida king is a great choice.

Kings are subterranean for the most part, they need low-height hides. Corns will use both hides and will also rest in branches at times, whereas Cal kings only use branches to try and climb out.

This pic is a cage for leopard geckos, but the hides I made myself, and kingsnakes love them. This is to give you an idea of what you can do yourself if desired. They are made from 3/4 inch thick pink poly foam insulation. The inside height is only 1.5 inches. Snakes prefer that height over say 3 inches high, but then again a snake will use anything it needs to. I glued the pieces together (low-temp glue gun) and painted with low VOC water-based paint. You don't really need to paint, but the pink color was not for me.


   

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