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Meet Cleo (and more!)

I had been mooching around online looking at different snakes. Since losing the indoor birds, I've felt a bit useless. I'd left college again (though I can work from home) and once the dogs are walked there's not a lot to keep me occupied in the house. I'm starting up my reptile collection again. We've still got Caesar (corn snake) who is living with Jack's parents for now, Ally (yellow bellied slider) who will hopefully be going into a pond once the weather picks up, Lenny & Marge (bearded dragons) who also live at Jack's parents though I don't think moving them would be wise. They're very happy where they're at. The musk turtles and Stan Lee the Ouachita map turtle are at my grandparents, waiting to move here after Ally has got her pond so I can upgrade them into her enormous tank... That's all of them? Oh and Frank (corn snake), the only reptile alongside Ally currently at our house. This isn't going to be 'my' snake so to speak, but she will be living here and I have been the one going to the breeder and such. I had a house mate move in with me not long ago due to issues that I was going through at the time and we were thinking of starting it as a project together, though I imagine I'll have mine and he will have his. Well this snake is supposed to be his, but I feel like she's part mine and I know if he moves I may be left with her as most places don't allow any animals what so ever

So here she is, she's a caramel motley stripe corn snake and she's a few months old



(That's the breeders hands not mine!)





She will be coming home in a week (I think) and I will make sure I get loads of nice photos of her then. I don't think of her as my own, as I said, but she will be part of the scaly baby family I hope she's able to stay with us if needs be

My lodger also wants to have her parents so he can attempt to breed some more striped morphs and they will be coming in a couple of weeks time + potentially a snow corn as well. I'm going to be giving most of the care but he's going to be paying for everything. He will be working a lot soon so I'm going to have to do some taking over

I was a bit jealous, as I'd wanted another snake for a long time but what with all of the companion birds it just wasn't possible. I didn't want another corn, as soon the house is going to have quite a few of them and I already have Frank and Caesar, so I messaged the breeder we're getting Cleo from. While I was there he showed me all of his species and all of the hatchlings. I'm going over next week to put a deposit down on a Kenyan sand boa hatchling I'm unsure what sex as of yet or whether or not it will be a morph but I believe he has both sexes and no morphs so either way, it will be a normal Kenyan sand boa. I've wanted one for a while but they're pretty hard to find around by me. I have been shopping and bought my RUB for him/her to grow up in as well as some substrate, a thermometer, a thermostat, a heat mat, some artificial plants (mostly for me haha). I won't see much of him/her as s/he will most likely spend most of her time under the substrate but either way, they're beautiful snakes I'm so excited, I can't wait! It feels like I've got something good going on for me I don't intend on getting another for a while, but there is a show coming up in December, so I may come back with another small snake then

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I'm so happy for you! You go girl!!!

I only have one word though, and it's the same one for any snake I meet...Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeečekkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


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Aww the little ones are always so cute. I can never have one in my home because my father would stop visiting us ( he has snake issues) so I just look at em in the stores or pics on line.

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Thanks guys! Most people who come over do not like our snakes at all
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Snakes can be pretty and interesting but I'm happy just to look at your. My adult niece used to have a male snake that she carried around her neck everywhere. Til one day it he took a big bite out of her neck, refusing to stop! The snake is HISTORY! I think maybe a a King's snake? It was big I can tell you that!

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I said congrats already but I wanted to say that the Corn Snake is ADORABLE and you will love your KSB! I never thought I could love a Snake like I do my Geckos but my KSB, Mara, is just so cute with her little shovel face!
Can't wait to see more pictures when they get home. ^_^



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Probably not a king snake if it was really big, they're not far off corn snake size

Thanks Kayla! I'm so excited right now. I may also be finally getting a gecko in December. So hard to choose. I want a hognose. But I can't have both can I? Help me justify it!!!


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She is beautiful.

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Oh, but you can. What kind of Gecko are you wanting? A Leopard Gecko can live in a 10 gallon tank comfortably, and a 10 gallon takes up barely any room.



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I want a leo and an AFT but the AFTs are hard to find here I was going to go with a 50ltr RUB, which I believe is almost 11 gallons. Would that be okay? And how would I kit it out? My KSB has got aspen bedding (will be feeding her in a separate tub), foliage, water bowl, hide (toilet paper tube!) and her mat n stat. That's about it, simple but more than some! Would love some set up photos for all of your scaley bubs if you wouldn't mind?
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I will take some photos of all of my different set ups tonight for you! Expect them in about an hour, lol.
An 11 gallon would be good as long as it's long as has good floor space. I like 20 gallon long tanks for my Adults although they sure can live in smaller. I like using 32qt tubs that I just buy from Walmart (department store here, you could probably find the same at somewhere like Tesco).
I use paper towel as a substrate, water dish, calcium dish (plain calcium, no D3, no phosphorus), food dish is optional, humid hide (tupperware container with damp moss in it. Essential for good shedding), warm hide, cool hide, UTH (heat pad), thermostat (to control heat pad), and then any optional "decor". :P
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Baby Cleo gets to come home tomorrow night can't wait!
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