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Corn Snake: Caring For Your New Pet (Reptile Care Guides) [Kindle Edition]

Casey Watkins
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Some pets require a lot of attention and care in order to be happy and live healthily, but corn snakes are renowned for their simplicity and ease of care. The eBook "Corn Snake: Caring For Your New Pet" by Casey Watkins lays out the groundwork for new or experienced reptile owners to raise a corn snake to adulthood. Since these snakes are quite docile (with no poison ducts and rarely bite), tend not to grow longer than six feet, and can survive for several decades, they are capable of being an excellent pet for children and adults alike who can appreciate the beauty of their complex color patterns and their friendly disposition. This eBook sets out a corn snake's necessary eating, living, and health conditions that maximize its lifespan and interaction with an owner.

Called "the practical pet" by the author, this work lays out all the reasons why corn snakes should be considered for pet owners who are looking for a pet that does not require a lot of time investment. Since they live over the entirety of the eastern United States, these snakes are used to a variety of environments, temperatures, foods, and living conditions. Private collectors have breed snakes to have specific colors (or "morphs) over the span of decades so that different morphs are available in colors ranging from chocolate to lavender. Any owner interested in breeding their own snakes to create new morphs is able to do so and the author explains in depth how to arrange snakes for breeding and then incubate their eggs.  

This eBook lists the advantages of certain types of enclosures available for corn snake owners. One suggestion it makes is that since corn snakes require less space than some of their slithering cousins, it is possible to keep them in stacks of rack shelves, allowing you to pull out the drawers that can house several different snakes simultaneously. The text goes into great detail about the need to keep constant heat sources near by. A novice snake or reptile owner may not appreciate the factor of heat in their pet's health, but snakes cannot keep their bodies heated to a consistent temperature and thus are wholly dependent on their environment to stay warm.  Where in the wild a corn snake might burrow through a cold winter, in captivity the owner will need to keep the temperature consistent between seventy to eighty degrees. Lower temperatures can jeopardize the snake's health.  Females developing or laying eggs need different temperatures, indicated by the chapter on breeding.

New snake owners may be unsure what to feed their slithering pets. Just like pet stores sell cat and fish food, however, they also sell meals for your snakes. The author lays out how to set up the feeding schedule for a corn snake, mentioning that the animal need only eat occasionally -- snakes feed about once every week or so, meaning that their dietary needs are minimal. Even so, the eBook makes note about how best to present meals so that the snake will get the nutrition it needs without digestive problems.

Table of Contents

1. The Practical Pet the Corn Snake
2. Making a Proper Home for Your Corn Snake
3. Breeding and Reproduction Basics
4. Handling Your Corn Snake
5. Keeping Your Corn Snake Healthy

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 420 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Publisher: TokaySEO; 2.01 edition (29 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #267,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Handy for beginners 26 May 2014
By nadia
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I am looking at getting a corn snake later this year so wanted an idea of what I was getting into. I did find this a handy first step into the world of owning snakes. It was concise but it did include a lot of unfamiliar terminology which I found very confusing at times. I would suggest that a glossary would be a very helpful additional to this starter guide.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good guide 7 Feb. 2014
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good for a basic care guide for a first time keeper. It is not for the more experienced keeper of snakes unless you are looking for a general brush up on your own knowledge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Corn snakes 13 Jan. 2014
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Great read enjoyed it very much and think it's s must buy for all corn snake owners so thanks for it
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 30 Sept. 2013
By charlie
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great book really good advice would recommend to people just starting out with a corn snake. easy care guid brill!
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