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Is My Corn Overweight?

Discussion in 'Corn Snakes' started by Leanne130, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    Hi I've been thinking that my corn is overweight as her stomach is quite thick. I'm worried for her health she seems happy enough and she is in shed again at the minute! She hasn't pooped after her last mouse which was 4 days ago; I got told that she will poop along with her shed. I'm just thinking that she is getting a bit fatter than she should. What are your opinions? 20171005_115950.jpg 20171005_120020.jpg 20171005_115903.jpg
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    She looks fine.
     
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  3. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    That's good thanks!
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    A healthy corn in cross section should resemble a loaf of bread.
    If you start seeing skin between the scales it's time for weight watchers!
     
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  5. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    I got her a bigger vivariums today:D
     
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  6. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    How big is the new enclosure and can you put a photo up of it (or do a quick sketch)?
    I agree that the snake looks fine. They often refuse food during the shed (obviously not yours)...
     
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  7. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    It's 2 foot. I have only put it together; I haven't got a heat mat, heat mat holder, or thermostat for it yet. All in the process
     
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    Leanne130 Established Member

  9. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    It looks very nice (and I guess expensive)? I could have assembled it within 2 minutes (obviously you as a female would no doubt have taken MUCH longer)...... :)
     
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  10. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    Yeah it's great and only 72 pound, and yeah was easy to assemble but the fact it took 2 of us, we built it the wrong way round and had to take it all down and put it back up lol! But at least it's sorted!
     
  11. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Typical woman, then..... :D
     
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  12. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    We aren't all bad I just have no common sense.
     
  13. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Try ebay, that`s where I get mine....
     
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  14. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    Hahahahha! Would a 22w heat mat be okay for that Viv? I personally wouldn't go bulbs for personal reasons! Nothing against anyone else.
     
  15. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    Or what would I be better of getting?
     
  16. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    22w should be enough, but of course use a t-stat with it. What is the bottom made of?
     
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  17. Leanne130

    Leanne130 Established Member

    Hopefully so and with the 100 thermostat?
     
  18. Qwerty3159

    Qwerty3159 Elite Member

    I always get jealous of you UK folks having access to the VivExotics cages :p Wish I could get them here in the states
     
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  19. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Not sure what a 100 thermostat is. Any digital thermostat should do.
     

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