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Meet Viper (:

Discussion in 'Corn Snakes' started by ariesmommy, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. ariesmommy

    ariesmommy Elite Member

    This is Viper my miami phase cornsnake. I just got him a few hours ago. He is 2 1/2 years old and has NEVER been handled. In the petstore he was striking at my husband and also the owner. When I got him home I decided to get his home setup and then I started working with him. He did not once strike at me. He whips his tail....i didnt even know that was possible. he climbs up walls....didnt know that was possible either. He also loves my couch and miniature christmas tree. so here are some pics :) enjoy!!! hes beautiful.

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  2. BarelyBreathing

    BarelyBreathing Elite Member

    How long have you had him?
     
  3. BarelyBreathing

    BarelyBreathing Elite Member

    Oh, duh, it says in the original post.

    You need to give him two weeks to settle in before handling. This means don't hold him, let him climb on your couch or Christmas tree, and no pictures.
     
  4. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    A few hours!
     
  5. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Looks like he is adjusting very well! Maybe he doesn't like men, smart snake! LOL
    He is definitely a good looking snake:cool:
     
  6. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    Nice looking little guy! I just takes time and patience like anything else. Give him time to adjust to the new enviorment before starting to work with him. The less stress the animal is, the easier it will be to handle him.
     
  7. BarelyBreathing

    BarelyBreathing Elite Member

    Yeah, I saw that. Read the post above yours, mld! :)
     
  8. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    We posted at the same time! LOL
     
  9. BarelyBreathing

    BarelyBreathing Elite Member

    Whoops. That tends to happen to me, lol.
     
  10. ariesmommy

    ariesmommy Elite Member

    I was gonna give him a week but wheres hes older i was going to give him two.

    agreed :) and thanks

    I think he doesnt like men either. everytime my husband goes to look at him he buries himself and works his way under his log but when i go over there he doesnt do anything he just continues what hes doing :) idk guess well see :) thank you
     
  11. Kernel

    Kernel Elite Member

    Looks like everyone covered everything, so all I have to say is that he's beautiful!
     
  12. Komododragon12

    Komododragon12 Elite Member

    I love miami phases! Mine is one, and I think there beautiful!
     
  13. ariesmommy

    ariesmommy Elite Member

    Thank You

    Thank You!!! me too
     
  14. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Good looking snake! As for the "tail whipping", it isn't like with the iguana. They do that to attain balance or reach something to wrap around to secure themselves.
     
  15. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    Very pretty corn! :) Congratulations!
     
  16. ariesmommy

    ariesmommy Elite Member

    oh ok!!! so hes not doing it intentionally??? sure does seem like it. Im going to put him in a 20 long tank...is that too big for him??? and thank you merlin he is beautiful

    thank you :)
     
  17. Kernel

    Kernel Elite Member

    No, that cage size is perfect.
     
  18. ariesmommy

    ariesmommy Elite Member

    YAY!!!! all i have to do now is find a lid. plus im gonna use 2 lights to heat it up maybe 3 bc my house is old and stays cold so we have a million heaters to keep our igs and snakes warm.
    thank you kernel
     
  19. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Have you see this article on building your own lid? You can make 1,2 or3 holes depending on the reptile;
    Custom Glass Tank Lid
     
  20. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Oh he's doing it intentionally. Its just not a defensive or aggressive behavior. If you watch, when the tail reaches something narrow enough it will twine around it.
     

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