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When your Pet Snake Escapes



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Where do you look or do when your snake escapes.



Make sure you have the right terrarium for your snake you want to get. Before you put anything in it make sure all the holes are covered, the lid will be secure enough. Research the snake before hand. Make sure it's the right one for you or whom ever you may be buying it for, say your child or a friend. You also need all the proper equipment for the tank stuff for them to climb on, hide in, and shed on.
Have you ever had your snake escape on you?
I have, I own two corn snakes and they are two years old. It's funny because they can escape out of any hole, the smallest hole you could imagine. My friend had a boa and he hid in their furnace.
What we did was put a line of flour along the doors. So if he would go into a room you would be able to see the marks that he had left behind. They love warm dark places, they love to hide and make you panic. Make sure you don't step on any piles of clothes. Check cupboards, couches, any place dark and warm, even heat vents. I am telling you they can get anywhere they want to go. Look up and look down, look in as many places as you can possibly think of. I searched for hours for our Albino corn snake I could not find him anywhere. None of the flour had been moved so he had to have been staying in one spot, but was not sure were.
So my boyfriend came home and of course I told him his snake was missing he checked the tank three times. Sammy liked to crawl underneath the cedar chips and hide. As I cleaned up our bed room I yelled out to him and said "I found him". Can you guess where he was underneath our pile of dirty clothes in the corner of our bedroom curled up nice and comfy. Thankfully our snake did not really climb too much so it was easier to find him, but with some other snakes it might not be as easy.
Now our snakes are happily in a 150 gallon tank with no holes and a chicken wire lid there is no escaping for them now! Now more cedar bark to hide in either , they have their nice green carpet, and a huge cave to hide in. no more escaping for Sammy and Ziggy.
My advice to anyone and everyone with snakes make sure all the hole are closed up and your tank is very secure.
Hope this helps somebody, this is my experience with my snake escaping and hope I don't have to go through it again. Just remember snakes are not as dumb as we may think.









Have you ever had your snake escape on you?
I have, I own two corn snakes and they are two years old. It's funny because they can escape out of any hole, the smallest hole you could imagine. My friend had a boa and he hid in their furnace.
What we did was put a line of flour along the doors. So if he would go into a room you would be able to see the marks that he had left behind. They love warm dark places, they love to hide and make you panic. Make sure you don't step on any piles of clothes. Check cupboards, couches, any place dark and warm, even heat vents. I am telling you they can get anywhere they want to go. Look up and look down, look in as many places as you can possibly think of. I searched for hours for our Albino corn snake I could not find him anywhere. None of the flour had been moved so he had to have been staying in one spot, but was not sure were.
So my boyfriend came home and of course I told him his snake was missing he checked the tank three times. Sammy liked to crawl underneath the cedar chips and hide. As I cleaned up our bed room I yelled out to him and said "I found him". Can you guess where he was underneath our pile of dirty clothes in the corner of our bedroom curled up nice and comfy. Thankfully our snake did not really climb too much so it was easier to find him, but with some other snakes it might not be as easy.
Now our snakes are happily in a 150 gallon tank with no holes and a chicken wire lid there is no escaping for them now! Now more cedar bark to hide in either , they have their nice green carpet, and a huge cave to hide in. no more escaping for Sammy and Ziggy.
My advice to anyone and everyone with snakes make sure all the hole are closed up and your tank is very secure.
Hope this helps somebody, this is my experience with my snake escaping and hope I don't have to go through it again. Just remember snakes are not as dumb as we may think.

 

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