Corn Snake Care Sheet
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just a baby…
. . . and it’s my first time away from home!
Don’t be surprised if I’m a little
shy and nervous at first. I just
survived a long, bumpy (and maybe hot or cold) journey.
Everything in my new home looks, smells, and vibrates completely
differently than anything I’ve ever experienced in my short life.
My old home at CornUtopia was small, secure and usually quiet
except each week when a towering two-legged monster intruded to bring food,
water or clean. Our next couple
weeks together will influence the rest of my life, and I need assurances that it
will be calm and safe for me like at the last place.
This will help:
know I’m irresistibly cute, but please try to let me rest for the first
three days. Just
give me a quiet little home with a hide box, water bowl, and the correct
temperatures (low end – around 75 – 80 degrees F; high end – low to mid
80sF. The shavings in my shipping
cup are from my old home; please put them in my new hide box to make me feel
more secure. After three days, you
can give me a VERY SMALL meal, much smaller than would be typical for my
size. I’m used to eating in my
shipping cup – just me and my mouse, nothing else – about once per week!
After about 3 weeks of small meals and very little handling, I should be
acclimated and ready for normal-sized meals and some gentle handling.
You may wish to feed me more often, like once every 3 – 5 days, so
I’ll start growing even faster. Remember
– AVOIDING UNNECESSARY STRESS is the key to keeping me ‘chilled out’ to
assure long-term health and growth success!
the first three weeks, I would like frequent, short periods of gentle handling
so I become really tame and friendly with my new “parents”.
I have any problems
(feeding, digesting, or anything else), it is important to catch them early
while they can be corrected. Please
check The Corn Snake Manual first to see if my problem is covered
there. If not, please make a quick
call to my former owner, Kathy Love, at telephone # (239) 728-2390.
Please do it SOON to see what can be done before much time
passes. Please don’t
hesitate to call her for help if I need it.
keep me alone, at least for the first few months.
I may become intimidated by a cagemate, or I may do just fine.
Who knows? Please wait until
you know all of my habits before you introduce new stress into my life.
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