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Old 11-29-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
ZundayXx
Feeding youngster.

I've recently gotten a snake, hese a young one arround 2-3 months. The guy at the store i bought him told me to feed him every 3 days. I've fed him friday with a towl over a little basket. I've tried feeding him without a towl today but still outside his cage. He wasn't very happy as i had to get him out of his plant ( Got rid of that now ) but he just went biting at it, he didn't actually eat it.

Then i've tried doing the towl trick. Nothing. He just won't eat. He just went stressing arround, right now hese lying on the bottom of his cage under inside the soil i use. ( Snake Bedding )

My question is, should i keep feeding him every 3 days or should i revert to the 5-6 days plan??
 
Old 11-29-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
atmox
Well forget just everything the store has told you and learn caring for cornsnakes through this forum. Snakes should be fed every 5-7 days, bit of personal preference. No wonder he didn't eat again after three days he's probably still digesting his previous meal. Why did you remove the plant?
 
Old 11-29-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
Sarah1228
Yes feeding every 3 days is too much for some snakes. Revert to feeding every 5 days, and allow 48 hrs to digest. Also if you just got him, I'd leave him alone for a week to help him settle in. Just make sure you have enough hides since snakes love to hide, it makes them feel safe & secure. And when they are little like that, they can be very nervous don't be alarmed its normal.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
ZundayXx
Thank guys ill put him on a 6 day diet. And i removed the plant because he was in there to much and if i wanted to grab him for something important he stressed out because he got stuck inside the plant. I still have some of it but i now have it loose, he can still climb.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 12:13 PM   #5
ZundayXx
Ow and as to hides i have a little toilet roll, the plant i now have loose, a fake plant he can do much with and some soil cramped up into a corner that he can lie under, which right now, he is doing.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 12:22 PM   #6
Sarah1228
I would keep the plant if he liked it, he probably felt secure in it. The more hides he has the better. Even if you had to grab him out of the plant for something important, that's ok!

I use a big shoe box to feed my snake in (which he is out growing & will need to find another alternative). But its so nice b/c you can just close the lid and leave them alone for a while...its dark and they feel safe in it!
 
Old 11-29-2010, 12:25 PM   #7
insomniac
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Thank guys ill put him on a 6 day diet. And i removed the plant because he was in there to much and if i wanted to grab him for something important he stressed out because he got stuck inside the plant. I still have some of it but i now have it loose, he can still climb.
You should probably leave the plant, he obviously likes it. When my snake is in one of her plants and I need to get her out for something, I just remove the plant from the suction cup, set the plant down and out she comes all on her own once it gets set down =)
 
Old 11-29-2010, 01:08 PM   #8
atmox
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You should probably leave the plant, he obviously likes it. When my snake is in one of her plants and I need to get her out for something, I just remove the plant from the suction cup, set the plant down and out she comes all on her own once it gets set down =)
Agreed put it back in. He probably isn't stuck in it they just hold on to it, mine loosens his grip on it after 5 sec if i grab him.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 02:38 PM   #9
ZundayXx
@Insomniac, the problem with the plant is it was bolted on with staples ( I bought the cage that way ). I couldn't get it off and it was like a miniature jungle. Ill try finding him something more suitable. The only problem is that my local stores don't sell much of the fake plants things. I'll try going to some conventions to see if i can get something there in the future.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 02:56 PM   #10
wstphal
Zunday, you can just go to any kind of store that sells fake plants (I don't know what they have in Holland but I am sure there are stores that sell this stuff for making fake plant arrangements) and buy something inexpensive. Cheap is good because if your corn poops on it you will either have to wash it or replace it. You don't need the expensive fake plants they sell at reptile conventions. I buy mine at regular stores when they are on sale for cheap. The snakes don't care if I buy orange flowers or green leaves so I get whatever is cheap and not too ugly to me.
 

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