what is the lxwxh of the tankVampor said:thanks for all the advice, and thanks redbellypacu for the great input, ive almost descided to get a corn or a ball, but then, what kind of equipment will i need? have a empty tank at 65 litres will it be enought to raise a small snake in? what more will i need?
if you have your ball in a fish tank you can use a towel and put it half way over your tank and that will raise the humidty to around 60-65. and there is also this product called SHED EASE i got it when i first got my ball because she had to retined shedes and this stuff worked great so i would use this.sweet lu said:get a corn, my ball python just seems to be giving me problems with sheddingtaking him tomorow to lps for some help with it
I guess it also depends on what size you get the animal at. I had an adult reverse okeetee corn snake and he was the calmest, best behaved snake I've ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Colubrids in general (corns, kings, milksnakes, etc) are quite flighty as babies though and one does have to be a bit more gentle with them than a larger bodied snake like a python or boa. My cornsnake however would easily wrap around my arm and hold on while I handled him for a while - I could even sit at the comp and type and he wouldn't slither off. I still lament about having to sell him before I moved to Europe. But so goes life, I suppose.redbellypacu said:yes ball python are a heavy bodied snake compaired to kings and corns and i would say go with a ball because i had a king and when i held it i did not what to hold it to tight or anything because i thought i would break and it was kind of hard to get a good grip on her. as to where a ball it alot easier to hold and get a grip on and it also does not feel like they are going to break when you handling them but it is all up to you and what you like better.
Before you go to the vet and pay just to walk in the door like i did with mine i had to pay $60.00 to hear that she has a retained shed and wait a week to see if it comes off. i would use the shed ease it got my ball pythons retained sheds off and the eye caps also. the bottle says soak them for 20mins i would do it for 30-45 mins then it should all come off real eays with some help from you buy handling or rubbing. as for the retained eye caps you might have to soak her 3 times for them to come off if that does not work then i would say take it to the vet and make sure they know how to remove a retained eye cap if done wrong you can blind your snake it that eye.i used it twice and every since then i have had perfect sheds with her. and you can also use the shed ease every week to soak your snake in if the humidty is not rightsweet lu said:that shed ease stuff, i saw it an questioned its working ability, and so far out of the 6 snake books i own iv tried all but take to the vet
would that shed ease stuff also get the shed off the eyes cause her one eye is covered still