CornSnakes.com Forums  
  Want an edit button and other perks? Become a contributing member! Click here.

Go Back   CornSnakes.com Forums > The CornSnake Forums > Husbandry and Basic Care
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Husbandry and Basic Care General stuff about keeping and maintaining cornsnakes in captivity.

First Corn snake
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2020, 01:11 PM   #1
MrzWhiz
First Corn snake

Hi there ! I am looking at bringing home a corn snake. I already have a tank with sliding lock top with dimensions 30in x 12in x 12in. Can I use this enclosure for the lifetime of a corn snake ? I am unsure of what age Iíll be getting but preferably a juvenile. Would I have to divide the tank into a smaller section until it grows ? Thanks for any info & newbie tips !!

Also open to suggestions of what age is best to purchase


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Old 01-21-2020, 04:24 PM   #2
Shiari
That tank will not be big enough for an adult corn that can easily reach 48 to 60 inches in length. These are an active species. They need room to move and climb. All my corns are in a minimum of 36x18 inch cages, but most of my adults are on the smaller end. My largest boy is in a 4ftx2ft and I would very much like to move him into something even bigger someday when I can afford it.
If you are getting a juvenile, you will not need to divide the tank at all.
 
Old 01-21-2020, 04:35 PM   #3
MrzWhiz
Thanks ! Iíve gotten mixed answers about max size but planned to get a 38x18 eventually anyway .. just trying to make use of my old 30x12 tank. How long would a juvenile last in this tank before needing to be moved ? After 1 year or closer to 2 when it hits adulthood


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Old 01-21-2020, 11:45 PM   #4
Shiari
It's going to depend on the length. Once it's longer than 30 inches, you should probably move it up.
 
Old 01-28-2020, 09:17 AM   #5
DeuceRon
Good info. Both of my corns are in 40-gallon tanks and they love to climb and move about. They are probably trying to find a way out! Make sure that you give him/her plenty of things to climb on. They will thank you for it!
 

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! Cornsnakes.com is the largest online community dedicated to cornsnakes . Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!

Google
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:43 AM.





Fauna Top Sites
 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.02819610 seconds with 10 queries
Copyright Rich Zuchowski/SerpenCo