Van's Website Quote Post 2. Sometimes snake behavior is an indicator of gender. Corn snakes should be of a good age and weight before they are allowed to breed to avoid problems like egg binding. The use of an appropriate-diameter clear-plastic tube is a very safe and appropriate means to restrain delicate snakes, biting snakes, and venomous snakes. If you insert the probe and it stops, its a female.
You may notice bulging in her lower abdomen or be able to feel the mass in her body. The biggest exceptions to that rule that we have observed are blood pythons and short-tailed pythons; females have big well-developed hemipenial homologs that they can evert. Babies may also move rather quicker than adults, so may require gentle pressure to prevent them disappearing! The exact shape and length varies from species to species, but generally, the male has a longer tail. It is important to try and note the date of mating so the date of egg deposition can be approximately predicted. Like our facebook fan page and ask us how!
Corn Snake Care Sheet | Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital
How do corn snakes get their food? Top Mouth Rot 29 Mouth rot is quite curable, but requires persistence on the keeper's part. Restraint Minimal restraint is recommended as corn snakes are normally very docile. You may, however, ask the supplier if they seem knowledgeable or an experienced reptile vet to carry then out for you. The corn snake is one of them. Would you like to merge this question into it? Mulebrother Moderator Offline From:
Before considering breeding your snakes, remember that they do not need to breed to be healthy, and that a dozen hatchlings can be a huge responsibility. The measure of the penetration of the probe into the base of the tail is the number of subcaudal scales spanned by that distance, counted from the vent posterior to the scale at the level of the maximum penetration of the probe. To treat, clean the infected area debride with saline or a Soaking a snake in water for a while or leaving a snake over night in a damp, cloth sack with moss in it can make it easier for either the snake or the keeper to peel off the remaining skin. In a large plastic tightly-sealed food container, with a few tiny holes punched in the top, moisten a layer of coarse vermiculite and on top of that, a layer of moistened sphagnum moss.