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Old 04-26-2003, 10:05 AM   #1

I have a 5mth old corn snake, still not sure on what breed he is, but my main question is Heating. I have had him for 2 weeks now, his eating habits are good, but I am wondering about the temperature.

I am using a heat lamp, with a 75w bulb. On the heat side I have about 80-82 deg, and in the shade is about 78 deg. I have the light on for 15 hrs a day, and then turn it off before I go to bed. The temperature then, drops to about 73-75 deg. He has been basking a lot in the heat side, ever since monday when he ate.

So my question is, is the temp. good, or should it be raised, or what should I do?

Old 04-26-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
yeah thats good

Old 04-26-2003, 02:25 PM   #3
Thumbs up Corn Snake Care sheets links.

what should I do?
Corn snakes are justifiably one of the most popular pet snakes of all time.
Corn snakes come in many beautiful colors, and are hardy and docile.
These care sheet are not all of the information required to care for a corn snake properly, but it is a start.
If you own a corn snake or plan on purchasing one, it is YOUR responsibility to thoroughly research the needs of your pet, doing so will make both your lives easier.

Although corn snakes are one of the easiest reptiles to keep in captivity, special attention must still be paid to their proper captive care.

Proper captive care includes several factors: enclosure size, substrate (what's on the bottom of the cage), appropriate heating, and feeding.

I'm going to help you and others out here and give up some links to popular care sheets.
And a new one I've found for a little more advanced keeping information.

One can Search this site or do a google search using specific keywords for more care information.

The Corn snake manual
by Bill and Kathy Love is considered mandatory reading by many.
The book has 128 pages with 70 color photos & 11 b+w photos, histories of all the color and pattern morphs, plus the most in-depth husbandry & breeding info ever published.
Autographed copies can be ordered directly from their web site,

Thermostats work well for temperature control...
Old 04-26-2003, 10:15 PM   #4
CowBoyWay -always seems to have good advice. anyway- the corn u have looks like a normal to me.
Old 04-27-2003, 11:21 AM   #5
Canadain Eh?
Your snake looks exactly like mine.
Old 04-27-2003, 07:48 PM   #6
Temp is fine...

Good temps and that is probably a normal. Looks exactly like my normal did at the same age.
Old 03-20-2007, 02:38 AM   #7
I have just one question to ask anyone who knows If this temp an humidity
is 73.5f - 36%
Old 03-20-2007, 06:40 AM   #8
Originally Posted by Tessla
I have just one question to ask anyone who knows If this temp an humidity
is 73.5f - 36%
What, specifically, are you asking, especially in a 4 year old thread? Is 73.5F and 36% humidity good? The temp is a bit low, even for the cool end of a viv. The humidity is also a bit low for proper cornsnake shedding requirements.

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