Nessie

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Under assessment (RESERVED)…

Nessie was found on Nesscliffe in Shrewsbury by walkers. This is a heavily wooded area with little residencies in the vicinity. Because of this, we believe he may have been released as an unwanted pet. Age is unfortunately unknown, but he is mature and probed as male.

He has arrived with a slight whistle/wheeze when breathing, so we suspect he may have a respiratory issue. He also has lumps on his caudal third that the vet has tested and believes to be fat deposits, and nothing sinister.

To handle he is quite complacent, and seemed quite placid even while bathing and receiving treatments. He seems to be very kind natured.

A sweetheart of a snake, that will make a good first reptile.


Care Requirements:

Nessie will need a 4x1x1ft 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% ideally. He is overweight, so currently his diet is slightly restricted, eating large mice every 3 weeks, or medium every 2-3 weeks.

Our care guide for corn snakes can be found HERE.


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