B wrote at 2008-09-04 21:31:11
Well i just picked up a 1 month old corn snake from a local and trusted pet store, he told me that it had a birth defect and showed me the kinks in the spine. i thought it was no big deal, he said it was eating regularly and was bigger than all the others in the group of hatchlings. so i bought it for 20 bucks, figured it would be a good starter snake for me. but now I'm worried that i might have gotten taken for a ride on this snake, will it not live as long as it should because of the kinks in its spine? what risks are accompanied by owning one with these types of deformities
reptile man wrote at 2012-10-24 13:26:54
I had the same issue you have to feed him by hand this is what i did an he stopped hiding snd he actively comrs out put him on top of a log "the pinky"or where ever grab the snake closeto the end of the tail an put his face into or onto the pinkies head he will tryto get around from eating but do it for a bit he will also know humans from food now i have two biig pythons and corn snake i feed in there home but dont try unlessyour snake or snakes are fully tame my kids even pick him up while the mice is in it all my snakes are tame
I can answer specific questions about colubrid snakes (kingsnakes, milksnakes, corn snakes, and Eastern Indigos). I can also answer general question regarding husbandry (feeding, shedding, housing) for most other types of snakes.
I am not an expert in boas or ball pythons so you might consider asking one of the other experts specific questions about these.
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I have six years of experience in the keeping and breeding of common snakes.