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Devon 08-04-2021 03:44 AM

Help New corn snake owner
 
So I have a baby Okeetee corn snake Iíve had them for about 3 weeks now theyíve eaten twice and shed once since Iíve had them and I canít help but wonder if they are still gettin used to the enclosure cause they seem to be expressing stress cause they constantly are at the walls of the tank and I only see him from 6 to 12 am or pm and I donít want them stressing out I have them inside a 20 gallon long with 3 hides a humid hide and a lil fake plant and a cork round but they only use one hide and the cork round also I wasnít told a gender when I got them sadly


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nikkirnoto 08-04-2021 07:47 AM

I'm new to snakes too, we got our 1st a few weeks ago. The 1st few days I was so nervous that the Temps weren't regualted and constantly checking to make sure our snake was settling well. But after about 4-5 days I started to feel better..
So far I have observed that ours likes the cool side of the tank the most. "She" favors 1 area and rarely can be found in other areas. Snakes are crepuscular which means they are most active at dawn and dusk. In nature this would be when they hunt. Your snake sounds to be acting snake like.

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MysticExotics 08-04-2021 12:58 PM

They will likely settle down with time.

SnakeCreations 08-05-2021 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Devon (Post 1743257)
So I have a baby Okeetee corn snake Iíve had them for about 3 weeks now theyíve eaten twice and shed once since Iíve had them and I canít help but wonder if they are still gettin used to the enclosure cause they seem to be expressing stress cause they constantly are at the walls of the tank and I only see him from 6 to 12 am or pm and I donít want them stressing out I have them inside a 20 gallon long with 3 hides a humid hide and a lil fake plant and a cork round but they only use one hide and the cork round also I wasnít told a gender when I got them sadly

The fact that it's eating is a good sign that it's not too stressed! Congrats. If you want to know the sex, there are DNA services that seem to give reliable results.

Enjoy and post pics of your snake!!

-Tonya

Devon 08-06-2021 03:18 AM

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This is my lil baby I love them so much already Iím hoping itís a boy cause I have the name Guido Mista but Iíll find out


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SnakeCreations 08-06-2021 05:28 PM

Super cute! Congrats!

-Tonya

Caryl 08-12-2021 11:25 AM

Cute baby! Lots of pretty morphs but they still dothing prettier than a nice Oketee.

Your little one's just exploring its world, like any little one. Eating is good. And the fact that you're seeing it out and about is also good. If it was stressed, the baby would be hiding unless you put a hand in and it felt threatened. Baby snakes are prey for many, many things and their instincts tell them to hide if they're stressed. And in nature, corns are generally most active around dusk into early evening, so your baby's biological clock is right on time.

Enjoy!

Maevenish 09-14-2021 08:35 PM

While I am not an expert, my one corn snake Peach is 3 years old and a doll. I noticed as she got bigger she got braver with the world. I did handle her often. Maybe short 10-15 minutes a day or every other day. Now when she's burrowing in my too deep aspen shavings (like 6-8 inches) she will not get defensive or strike. Just be very sweet to your beautiful baby and handling should improve her interactions with you. I've taken her to a school show and tell (for my daughter) and to an art show (hidden under my cardigan) and she's fine. Just pay attention to your snek's attitude and be sweet to him/her. My baby doesn't bite and trusts me. It's a relationship that is two way. You get what you give. Enjoy your baby! They are amazing pets.

Maevenish 09-14-2021 08:37 PM

Forgot to add
 
That she's chill when I pull her out of the aspen. She's only striked at me once and it was when she was little and hungry and thought my thumb was her mouse. She trusts me and I trust her. She's amazing.


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