Clementine

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Ready for rehoming…

Clementine is a female, amelanistic corn snake, thought to be around 7 years old at the time of arrival. Her previous owner advised they rescued her from poor circumstances and now is struggling to continue her care.

She was kept in very poor conditions, we collected her from a half-split 3×1.5×1.5ft wooden enclosure. She was on lignocel, which had gotten damp from urates and over-spilt water and was covered in white mould. The water bowl was dry and there was lots of faecal matter and old sheds in the enclosure.

She arrived with huge lumps of fat on her lower body, which has been confirmed by a vet to be fat and not built up fluid. These have reduced while in our care but it is likely these will never disappear completely. Otherwise she is in good health; takes her food every time and sheds perfectly.

We would describe Clem as feisty, so ideally she would be rehomed with an experienced snake keeper. She has been known to strike at someone defensively when inside the vivarium, and will often rattle her tail. A confident handler can get her out with no trouble, and while being handled, she calms down and is well-behaved. She is very responsive to the confidence of the handler, and will be more reactive to a nervous handler.

A beautiful snake, perfect for someone who likes snakes with attitude!


Care Requirements:

Clementine will need a 4x1x1ft vivarium as a minimum, to allow her 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 25C. A low-level UV bulb should be provided – 5-7% ideally. Her diet is as standard, with occasional extended periods between feeds. She is currently taking a large mouse every 2-3 weeks.

Our care guide for corn snakes can be found HERE.


Interested in Adoption?

If you think Clementine might be the snake for you, please complete the below form and we’ll be in touch…