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For Sale 5m Old Corn Snake w/ Complete Setup

PorpoiseHork

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Up for sale is a 5 month old male corn snake with complete enclosure setup. He is a Ghost Motley morph. He is very docile, and can be a little flighty when you first pick him up but settles down very quickly. He is inquisitive and actively watches activity in the room. He also eagerly takes frozen/thawed and is still on pinkies at 1-2 a week. He has shed twice since I got him and does so on average every 2 months. This little guy would be a great addition for someone who has reptiles, or a perfect for a first time snake owner.

Why are you selling him? I have too many critters and sadly just do not have the time to devote to him...
Included with the snake is his 10g enclosure with very tight locking screen lid, 50w deep heat projector, LED light, and digital temp/humidity gauge. Also included is a digital timer for the light and heat lamp to create a more natural day/night light and temp curve. He will be fine in this enclosure for at least another 6 months before upgrading to a 20-30g size is recommended.

What does he eat? Currently on frozen/thawed pinky mice and can stay on those for about another 6 months and then will need to move up to the next size.
Where do you get his food from? I get his food from Pets-A-Plenty in Hockley, but any specialty pet store that carries frozen mice in all sizes would do.
How do you feed him? Once a week (Monday's) I pull out 1-2 pinkies depending on their size, put them in a ziplock bac and set it on top of the screen top close to the heat lamp for 1-2 hours to thaw and slightly warm. Then when ready I use extra long tweezers to hold his food. He almost always comes out if he's hiding when the lid starts to be opened and actively looks for the food. I hold it close to him moving it around a little so he can get the scent and he has very good eyesight as he tracks the movement as well. After a few seconds he will strike and then consume his food. If it's a small pinky I'll wait about 10 min or so for him to fully swallow the first and then offer the second.

What about care and cleaning of the enclosure? Make sure they always have fresh water in their bowl and it may need to be cleaned out daily. Enclosure cleaning is simple, just look for waste and remove it and the surrounding substrate. Every 6-8 months the existing substrate will need to be thrown out, tank cleaned and sanitized with a reptile safe product, and new substrate added in.

How about handling him? He currently only gets handled 2-3 times a week (always waiting 48 hours after feeding) for 15-20 min per session. So he is still a little flighty at first, but if handled more regularly he settles right down. Corn snakes are active and do not sit still like constrictors when handled, so you have to pay close attention to what they are doing/going when handling them. This little guy is fast and can get away from you.

So this all sounds great and all, but what does he look like? Glad you asked..

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So that's him, and his enclosure. On Morphmarket corn snakes of like him and same age normally go for $90-120.

Asking price is $70. That's for both the snake and full enclosure setup.

PM me if interested.

Thanks!
 

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Beautiful specimen. Hopefully someone will make him a nice home. I know the feeling about too many critters. I have this guy running around my house all day. Along with birds and 6 tanks. It's no wonder I can't seem to get anything done for myself.

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Up for sale is a 5 month old male corn snake with complete enclosure setup. He is a Ghost Motley morph. He is very docile, and can be a little flighty when you first pick him up but settles down very quickly. He is inquisitive and actively watches activity in the room. He also eagerly takes frozen/thawed and is still on pinkies at 1-2 a week. He has shed twice since I got him and does so on average every 2 months. This little guy would be a great addition for someone who has reptiles, or a perfect for a first time snake owner.

Why are you selling him? I have too many critters and sadly just do not have the time to devote to him...
Included with the snake is his 10g enclosure with very tight locking screen lid, 50w deep heat projector, LED light, and digital temp/humidity gauge. Also included is a digital timer for the light and heat lamp to create a more natural day/night light and temp curve. He will be fine in this enclosure for at least another 6 months before upgrading to a 20-30g size is recommended.

What does he eat? Currently on frozen/thawed pinky mice and can stay on those for about another 6 months and then will need to move up to the next size.
Where do you get his food from? I get his food from Pets-A-Plenty in Hockley, but any specialty pet store that carries frozen mice in all sizes would do.
How do you feed him? Once a week (Monday's) I pull out 1-2 pinkies depending on their size, put them in a ziplock bac and set it on top of the screen top close to the heat lamp for 1-2 hours to thaw and slightly warm. Then when ready I use extra long tweezers to hold his food. He almost always comes out if he's hiding when the lid starts to be opened and actively looks for the food. I hold it close to him moving it around a little so he can get the scent and he has very good eyesight as he tracks the movement as well. After a few seconds he will strike and then consume his food. If it's a small pinky I'll wait about 10 min or so for him to fully swallow the first and then offer the second.

What about care and cleaning of the enclosure? Make sure they always have fresh water in their bowl and it may need to be cleaned out daily. Enclosure cleaning is simple, just look for waste and remove it and the surrounding substrate. Every 6-8 months the existing substrate will need to be thrown out, tank cleaned and sanitized with a reptile safe product, and new substrate added in.

How about handling him? He currently only gets handled 2-3 times a week (always waiting 48 hours after feeding) for 15-20 min per session. So he is still a little flighty at first, but if handled more regularly he settles right down. Corn snakes are active and do not sit still like constrictors when handled, so you have to pay close attention to what they are doing/going when handling them. This little guy is fast and can get away from you.

So this all sounds great and all, but what does he look like? Glad you asked..

20201008_104722_HDR_resized.jpg


20201008_104717_resized.jpg



20201008_104949_resized.jpg



So that's him, and his enclosure. On Morphmarket corn snakes of like him and same age normally go for $90-120.

Asking price is $70. That's for both the snake and full enclosure setup.

PM me if interested.

Thanks!
I mentioned the idea to my wife. She shut that down hard.
 
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Beautiful specimen. Hopefully someone will make him a nice home. I know the feeling about too many critters. I have this guy running around my house all day. Along with birds and 6 tanks. It's no wonder I can't seem to get anything done for myself.

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I always liked iguanas, they are fun to watch.

Thanks, I have a menagerie going on here. There are two dogs, three cats (one is a 10wk old kitten) two leopard geckos, two corn snakes, an axolotl, three fish tanks (both salt and fresh), and 20 chickens. I'm either feeding something or cleaning up after it...

If there were ever a time you could describe a snake as cute, this would be it. I'm hoping someone will want him.

I mentioned the idea to my wife. She shut that down hard.
Lol. My wife did too at first. It took the combined effort of both my kids to win her over, but the snakes came with a caveat. My daughters had to help with them and If I ended up being the only one to feed, water, clean-up after, and spend time with them then out they go. Well one is still involved, the other just cant get over feeding hers the thawed mice. So we felt it best to not force her.
 
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