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Hercules is a black rat snake, possibly hybridised with a corn snake. His age is completely unknown, but due to his size, we assume he is matured. He was delivered to us by a friend, who knew someone who was rehoming him due to not having the time to look after him.
He was previously kept in a 4×1.5×1.5ft wooden vivarium, with overhead heat. His diet is unknown, but we assume it was lacking.
He arrived severely underweight, with little to no muscle mass at all. He has very little strength but is able to right himself. He is however, alert, active and friendly. After some hydration and a couple of meals, he has perked up and seems to be stronger already.
To handle so far, he is very well behaved. He needs extra support due to the lack of muscle, but has so far shown no aggression/defensive behaviour. We expect he will become food motivated, so may become more nippy as time goes on.
A beautiful snake in need of rehabilitation.
Hercules will need a 5×1.5×1.5ft vivarium as a minimum, to allow space to exercise and move around. A caged over-head heat source should be fitted with a suitable thermostat to maintain a warm-side temperature of 32C. The cool side should sit below 23C. A low-level UV bulb should be provided – 5% ideally. When back up to full condition, he will be fed on large mice every week or weaner rats every 2-3 weeks.
Our care guide for corn snakes can be found HERE.
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