Snake Starter Kit with Terrarium

PT2604SNKMED

Exo Terra

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Fantastic Starter Kit for your Snake



Corn Snakes, Milksnakes, Kingsnakes and Ball Pythons are among the most popular snakes kept and bred in captivity. Their variety of colors and patterns, moderate adult size, docile nature and reluctance to bite, make these attractive species for both the beginning reptile enthusiast as well as the advanced hobbyist.



Snake facts:
Scientific name: Corn Snake: Pantherophis guttatus – Milksnake & Kingsnake: Lampropeltis species – Ball Python: Python regius
Family: Corn Snakes, Milksnakes and Kingsnakes belong to the family Colubridae – Ball Pythons belong to family Pythonidae
Distribution: Corn snakes occur naturally in the southeastern part of the United States. Kingsnakes and milk snakes can be found throughout North and South America. Ball Pythons are native to Africa occurring in a narrow belt stretching along the southern border of the Sahara desert from Senegal in the west to Sudan and Uganda in central Africa.
Average hatchling size: 8-12 inches (20-30cm)
Average adult size: 3-5.5 feet (90-165 cm)
Average life span: 15-25 years (some individuals even live 30+ years)



Exo Terra’s Natural Terrarium MEDIUM/LOW is ideal for Corn Snakes, Milksnakes, Kingsnakes and juvenile Ball Pythons. Corn Snakes can be housed together in pairs or small groups, but need to be fed individually and separately. Kingsnakes and Milksnakes should be housed individually, as some species have been known to eat each other! To avoid stress or even hunger strike, Ball Pythons are also best housed individually. It is recommended to house hatchling and juvenile snakes of all species individually, as they can grow at different rates and can sometimes become stressed from overcrowding.



The Reptile Cave mimics the natural hiding places of Colubrids and Ball Pythons – it provides shelter and a cooler and more humid microclimate. Additional décor can be added for extra security and aesthetics.



Lighting: Colubrids and Ball Pythons are mainly crepuscular, meaning they’re most active during dusk and dawn, but some are also active during daytime – the CT1015 emits an optimal light spectrum that will allow your Snake to experience and perceive colors from their environment more naturally – Snakes need a 12-hour day/night cycle.



Heating: To allow your Colubrids and Ball Pythons to thermoregulate their body temperature, they should be offered a daytime temperature gradient by heating approximately 1/3 of the floor space (85-90°F / 29-32°C)* by placing the Heat Mat on one side of the terrarium floor, so 2/3 will remain cool (75-80°F /24°-27°C) – keep the night time temperature at an average of 70-75°F (21-24°C). * Ball Pythons can tolerate temperatures up to 95°F / 35°C. Additional heating (like Infrared Basking Spot, Night Heat Lamp or Ceramic Heater) may be necessary if temperatures fall below the recommended range.



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