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Old 05-09-2018, 10:40 AM   #1
BriannaMcKee
Different Personalities

Hello again,
My 2 corns, Levi the Motley(possibly Hypo), and Sterling the Anery...have me scratching my head. Levi is 18 inches long and by my estimation about 5 months old, purchased from Petsmart, so not 100% on dates. Sterling is 20 inches and about 6.5 months, purchased as a rescue from Uncle Bills pet shop, and for the first few days extremely tank aggressive. We have worked past Sterling's "eat mom" phase. My conundrum is that Levi is out and about all the time, in a branch, cruising around the tank, attempting to escape ...but Sterling is always, and I mean like 22 hours a day burrowed into the substrate and seems to have no interest in being out at all. They have nearly identical tank set ups...same temp, tanks in the same amount of light and dark. I know that each snake is different, and their situations started different, but I am curious to find out if there is something I should change or just roll with what we have?
 
Old 05-09-2018, 12:11 PM   #2
Twolunger
How often are you taking them out of the tanks and handling them? It is possible that Sterling only feels secure by being active at night when he doesn't feel threatened. Both corns are relatively young, and with handling may feel more secure. I have 4 lavenders and 2 are always out of their hides when I enter the room, the other 2 don't come out of their hides unless I'm feeding them. You don't need to change anything, just work with Sterling so that he feels confident that you mean him no harm.
 
Old 05-09-2018, 03:00 PM   #3
BriannaMcKee
I make sure to handle each at least once a day, duration depends on their behavior, but only on the unstuffed belly days. Yeah once Sterling is out there are no issues, its just the extended hiding that was worrying me.
 
Old 05-09-2018, 05:40 PM   #4
blacktip
Out of my 6 corns, we had one that would almost never use her hides and was always out in the open and one that would only come out of his hides during the day to eat. The other 4 were somewhere between the two and each had its own personality. I wouldn't be too concerned with it as long as they are both eating, growing, and shedding regularly.
 
Old 05-09-2018, 08:07 PM   #5
BriannaMcKee
On the subject of healthy...is there a chart out there somewhere which can tell me how much they should weigh...i have read adults can get obese and have complications...
 
Old 05-10-2018, 05:27 PM   #6
Karl_Mcknight
snakes tend to hide more before and during a shed.
 
Old 05-19-2018, 11:32 AM   #7
Hypancistrus
I have found that some of my snakes seem most active LATE at night-- like if I am up at 2 or 3 AM they are cruising. Others are more active and energetic at earlier hours. Probably just a snake personality thing.
 

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