Questions tagged [snakes]

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What's my corn snakes gender pic provided [duplicate]

Hey just wondering what gender my snake can anyone tell by the pic please reply asap
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Snake refusing food after escaping

My 4 year old cornsnake escaped and was lost for about 10 weeks. I finally found him about 3 weeks ago. Since he's been back he has been refusing to eat. He's more active than he was before he ...
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My corn snake died just after feeding. What are the possible causes?

I just fed my 2 corn snakes five live hoppers each about 5 hours ago. I like to leave them in their feeding boxes for a while to make sure they eat everything. I went back to put them back in their ...
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What alternative foods can I try feeding my snake?

I have a California kingsnake. She is female and around 4 years old. I have been having some issues with feeding her as described here. We eventually concluded that the problem was she was bored of ...
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Swelling of the cloaca

I currently have a Green Tree Python that is about 3 feet long and still has the yellow juvenile colors. The cage is kept at about 55-60% humidity and a temperature of about 85° F. The snake's cloaca ...
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My snake's stomache burst two days after eating a pinky

I had a baby corn snake and unfortunately two days after feeding her a pinky her stomach burst. It turned black and there was a blister over her stomach where it burst. What should I do?
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Is hot water enough to clean a reptile's water bowl?

I saw on a forum once that hot water is enough to clean a reptile water bowl and I'm a little skeptical of this. Is this enough to clean it or should I use diluted vinegar, disinfectant such as Wipe ...
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Which is the better hiding place for a Kenyan Sand Boa?

Which would be more important, deeper substrate or a pair of caves (one on the hot side and one on the warm)?
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Type of mineral oil ot remove snake mites?

I see people mention that they use mineral oil to kill and remove mites from the snake but I'm not sure what kind of mineral oil to use. When I looked up mineral oil I seen there's different kinds. ...
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My pet Rat snake has little black bugs [duplicate]

My snake has these little black looking bugs on it, they crush very easy, I know they're not fleas. Wondering about the best way to get rid of them ?
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What is a good beginner species? [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a snake and I want to know what is the best breed to start with. I've worked with lots of snakes so far at work, but I would like to get one of my own and I don't know what ...
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Snake died, unsure of the cause

I keep two baby carts in a twenty gallon task together, they are both female and have always gotten along just fine. I found them in their hide cuddling frequently,etc. I feed them both a pinkie every ...
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Can I leave a water dish in a Kenyan Sand Boa's tank?

Sand Boas need warm/hot temperatures and very low humidity, generally speaking. During shedding, for snakes having trouble, especially eye caps, I've read that putting a water source (or humidity ...
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Can I help a pet snake through the molting process?

My friend's pet snake is starting to molt and since this is (the owner's) first experience through a molting, he is concerned. We know to apply some humidity to help, but are there other techniques ...
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What are the Pros and Cons to feeding my Corn Snake filtered/bottled water rather than tap water? [duplicate]

I was just told today to NEVER feed my Corn snake tap water. But I can't really afford to supply bottled/filtered water for him and it's slightly inconvenient. I know that it can cause a build up of ...
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Is it possible to gut-load a mouse?

When feeding insects to lizards, it's a common practice to gut-load them in order to deliver nutrients to the lizard. The diet of the insects can be altered to give them the highest possible ...
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What is “tap training” in snakes?

In this answer I saw reference to "tap training" when handling snakes. What is it, and do I need to learn it?
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How to lure a escaped snake [duplicate]

Is quite a bizarre situation, it is a not poisonous, not dangerous for human/children 1,5 m rat snake. We have two snakes in a terrarium in the living room. and now one of then managed to escape... We ...
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Can corn snakes see everything?

Can a corn snake see everything? It seems that my corn snake acts like he can actually see me. If I move somewhere in the room he will look right at the direction I am at. I mean snakes like to do ...
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Why do corn snakes rub their mouths on the tank?

Why do corn snakes rub their mouths on the tank? Snakes love to travel but rubbing their mouths on the tank is a different thing. I thought corn snakes do that to shed but for some reason they ...
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ASF = Multimammate?

I bought a small multi for my royal python, as part of a bundle of "let's try her on various things to see which ones she prefers". So far so good, the small mice and rat pups have all gone down a ...
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What terms are used for mice that are fed to snakes, and what are their meanings?

This term "hopper mouse" just got used in a recent question, and it seems to be a term that only people that have experience with snakes know. So what is a "hopper" mouse? What are the other terms ...
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What age of snake is best for a pet?

I want to buy a snake and am interested in whether or not I should buy an adult snake or a baby snake. I have heard from my friend that an older, adult snake can be more frisky but when I went to the ...
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How can I tell whether my corn snake is over- or underweight?

We have been feeding our two-year-old corn snake mostly when he starts actively hunting, but I'm slightly worried that we're feeding him either too much or too little. He's probably okay, but: In ...

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