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    My New Baby Corn

    So I finally got my new baby corn snake this last Thursday. She came all the way from New England ( Massachusetts area) to Texas so that was quite a trip via FedEx airplanes. Needless to say she's scared to death which is to be expected. I did offer her a Frozen thawed pinky this morning I knew it was too soon and as expected she didn't eat. Breeder said she was a 2018 but I'm guessing it was December of 2018 because she still small her weight looks good but she's small. I'm going to wait a few more days and then offer her food. She's always hiding so I think when I see her start to come out of hiding she might will be hungry enough to eat.

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    Looking forward to "meeting" her here...but don't scare her with a photo shoot just yet...that will "keep". What "kind" is she? Congratulations, corn snakes are
    great (is this your first?) & I hope you have many happy years with her.

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    Re: My New Baby Corn

    first I have to go back and try to figure out how to load pictures on this site again.
    She is an Ultra/ hypo strawberry tessera.
    The only picture I've ever seen of that type pulls HER picture up from the site that I bought her from which is Mount Pleasant herps. I think her picture may still be on there. But my gosh she is so small! She is only my second snake of course my first one is my ball python so she is my first corn
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    Yep I just typed in her kind on the internet and it pops up her photo from the Mount Pleasant herps site.
    I feel so bad I wonder how long she's going to go with being so scared
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    Re: My New Baby Corn

    Baby corns are absolutely tiny as hatchlings, so she may be a bit older than you think. They grow pretty slow at first since their meals are 1-2 grams and only a fraction of that stays as growth each meal.

    Corns seem to be pretty scaredy and flighty when they're little, so just five it some time. They're especially nervous when they're in a whole new place.

    Our corns were both about 1 month old when we got them at 6 grams and 5 grams respectively. For size reference, this is the 6 gram one after a few weeks (maybe 7 or 8g) in my small hands.


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    I 'second' the post above...when your first snake was a BP, yes, a corn snake will look TINY, but just be patient...let her hide & be a baby while she figures
    out that she's safe. Don't handle until she's feeding (preferably a few times+)...she'll grow very slow for some time. Make SURE there's no tiny holes she can
    get out of, as even though small, they can climb well. There's no rush to handle...these are usually docile snakes, & when you do, remember how much
    warmer we are than they like to be (<about 75*), so keep it short- their tiny bodies can over-heat fast...if they don't want to sit still, they may have a very
    good reason.
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    Re: My New Baby Corn

    I did snap a couple pics before I put her in her new home. Her eyes, looks like she's about to go into shed

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    Re: My New Baby Corn

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybeans View Post
    I did snap a couple pics before I put her in her new home. Her eyes, looks like she's about to go into shed

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    Very pretty! You'll enjoy having a corn, I'm sure.

    She definitely looks big enough to be a summer 2018 baby. My July 2017 corn was about 45 grams in March last year; picture of him on a cutting mat that has inch markings for scale.




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    Very pretty! I cannot tell from the photos about upcoming shed though...she might just have light color eyes? (use a tiny flashlight in dark room, across the
    arc of her eyes...impending shed will show up easily that way as "milky").

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    Re: My New Baby Corn

    Her eyes are kinda light now but breeder says they will darken to black with brownish rims. She is kinda long but a little less than the cutting board snake LOL!, which is gorgeous by the way.
    I have a list of names I came up for her but can't decide which one to pick

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