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Smeagol is a hypomelanistic corn snake, thought to be around 7-8 years old. She was handed in simply as an unwanted pet. She was originally thought to be male, however has been probed as female – but will retest as the probe went in 6 scales on one side and 3 scales on the other.
Her previous enclosure was a 3ft wooden vivarium, with a heat mat on a thermostat. She was fed extra large mouse every 1-2 weeks.
Health-wise, she is in very good condition, besides being quite overweight. She has a clear faecal exam, so required no treatment at all.
She is very nervous, but has not yet shown any aggression towards us, she’s definitely more of a “flight” than a “fight” kind of attitude and tries to get away from you if she’s unsure. She is quite food orientated (due to being on a diet) and will show a food response to your hand entering the enclosure – she has not tried to strike us, though I would imagine she would if your hand lingered in the enclosure.
A super shy snake, but still kind-natured once out of the enclosure.
Smeagol will need a 4ft vivarium as a minimum, to allow space to exercise and move around. A caged, overhead 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 – 5-7% ideally. As she is overweight, Smeagol is on a restricted diet, of medium mice every 2-3 weeks.
Our care guide for corn snakes can be found HERE.
Interested in Adoption?
If you think Smeagol might be the snake for you, please complete the Adoption Application linked below and we’ll be in touch…