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Interesting, my corns are out and about and my milks hide out..(not referring to my new milksnake, referring to my 'old' one)
The young corns are out and about all the time, and in a remarkably short time after they're fed as well..it's a good thing they can't talk or my house would forever be full of screams of I'M HUNNGRY!

My two kingsnakes are out and about also, but my female is just busy all the time; my male read the book about being crepuscular. Emotion: smile
Interesting, my corns are out and about and my milks hide out..(not referring to my new milksnake, referring to my 'old' one)

Brings me back to my earlier belief that a snake's temperament can't be predicted by its species. Or Ye Olde Exception to Every Rule adage. Emotion: smile
The young corns are out and about all the time, and in a remarkably short time after they're fed as well..it's a good thing they can't talk or my house would forever be full of screams of I'M HUNNGRY!

Hmm I haven't housed any young corns... I think the youngest was 2 years old; the Ornery Anery.
My two kingsnakes are out and about also, but my female is just busy all the time; my male read the book about being crepuscular. Emotion: smile

Hehe Emotion: smile My new king (and only!) is very active also, and always hungry!

fr0glet
I really think it's a myth that snakes want buddies.

Who said anything about wanting a buddy for their snake? I'd think that if someone wanted to keep two snakes in one viv, it would be for the purpose of saving space.
But I'm hardly an expert.

And you keep proving it over and over again.
p a n
At least I am consistent. As are you.
It's nauseating to me that we have something in common.
I recently bought a pair of corns and boy is one hungry, it will come out of its hide box after about a day and start mooching around. We increased what we fed it to 2 pinkies and its still not satisfied Emotion: smile Now the other one is completely different, it will eat and you won't see hide nore hair of it for at least 3-4 days.
As a side issue how many corns can be kept in one tank, as the once you get one corn you'll want more has started to kick in with my missus. The reason I ask is that we saw an advertisement for a group of corns (5) all housed in one viv (2 adults and 3 18month olds), my wife wants to expand our collection. Should I buy another viv to house the 18 month olds?
Corns of approximately the same size seem to coexist just fine but a cautionary note is not to feed them together. They have been known to grab opposite sides of the same prey and both eat it till they hit the middle, and then..continue on, down the other snake. Also, the more passive snakes don't get their food.
So different feeding containers are definitely in order here, if you do this.
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I recently bought a pair of corns and boy is one hungry, it will come out of its hide box ... 18month olds), my wife wants to expand our collection. Should I buy another viv to house the 18 month olds?

Absolutely. Adult males will harass younger males and chase them around in the viv during breeding season. Females instead, if fed well, can become fertile with 12 years and may mate. They're likely to suffer from egg-binding because too small to expell the eggs. Next spring your little snakes will be able to reproduce. Act now.
Anna
Corns of approximately the same size seem to coexist just fine but a cautionary note is not to feed them ... more passive snakes don't get their food. So different feeding containers are definitely in order here, if you do this.

I have a separate tank that I feed them in, it has all the usual amenities water heat shade etc. If I want to make sure that no regurgitation occurs how long is a good time before I move it back to the main tank?
As I have no plans to breed and I have been assured that all five corns are female (I know caveat emptor Emotion: smile), the question I have is it ok not to breed the females? Will there be any long term effects of not breeding?
brendan
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