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Corn VS. King, Which to Get?

Discussion in 'Colubrids *General*' started by nikkistorms, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. nikkistorms

    nikkistorms Elite Member

    Hello Folks! I am a 10+ year lizard and various other exotic animal keeper. I want to delve into the Slithery Snake world! I have an intense fear of snakes and spiders. As part of my therapy I am going to confront this fear. Right now I have 4 lizards. I am rehoming one I "rescued" from a petstore, a African Fat-Tailed Gecko. The tank he is in is what I would use for the snake. It has everything I already need and would of course sanitize everything. My AFT is all healthy and eating normally now so I am looking to rehome him regardless.

    So far I found a California King, desert phase BEAUTIFUL male 2 year old. I really like him, of course this is online so I havent gotten to hold him yet. I am going to Repticon and the breeder is Supposed to be there, they are still unsure if they are going. I have also seen some Corns I like. Below are the qualities I am looking for. I do not want a ball.

    5ft or shorter
    not too thick
    stays in a 30gal tank or smaller
    eats frozen thawed or no mice at all
    calm tempered, loves to be handled.

    Thanks for everyone's advice
     
  2. skelly98

    skelly98 Elite Member

    don't you guys already have a thread about this? someone should merge them :D
     
  3. nikkistorms

    nikkistorms Elite Member

    Well My friend started one that I didnt know about while I was writing this one LOL.
     
  4. Jlassiter

    Jlassiter Elite Member

  5. nikkistorms

    nikkistorms Elite Member

    Mind explaining your choice? :)
     
  6. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

    CORN! lol!
    I am corn crazy, I have 16 and 12 babies currently. I love the wide varity of colors they come in Check out: Corn Snake Morphs - The Definitive Guide • Ians Vivarium
    Most of the 1,2 and 3 gene traits will be at the show reasonably priced (A few exceptions are the newer traits like the Palmetto).
     
  7. Jlassiter

    Jlassiter Elite Member

    Here's my explanation.....Variability without any mutations needed......

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  8. Jlassiter

    Jlassiter Elite Member

    Sorry...there's a few mutations in the photo series.....lol
     
  9. nikkistorms

    nikkistorms Elite Member

    Agreed but as for the qualities I'm looking for besides looks would that fit?
     
  10. Jlassiter

    Jlassiter Elite Member

    Get a corn...they are better beginner snakes.....
     
  11. snakevenom

    snakevenom Well-Known Member

    Corn they are less moody.
     
  12. FlagonFly

    FlagonFly Member

    I vote kingsnake. Have not owned a corn but liked the king's temperament. Curious, not overly nervous or jumpy, maybe not as overall "sedated" as I hear corns can be, but from what I have read corns tend to hide more than kings and I like watching them explore. Handling was never a problem for me, I just didn't overdo it (good advice for any breed).
     

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