How big? [Enclusure sizes]

How big? [Enclusure sizes]

Postby the fox » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:21 pm

How big would a cage need to be for 3 corns?
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Postby Mongoose » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:07 pm

How long is a piece of string?

It all depends on how big they are.

How big are they?
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:32 am

What we say is irrelevant. In the Cape the conservation authorities have their own set standards and you will have to abide by that.
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Postby the fox » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:29 am

Well my plan is to buy 1 baby corn and a breeding pair.
And i would rather have one cage throught the snakes life other than buying bigger and bigger ones as they grow.
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Postby the fox » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:27 pm

Ok i have done some googling and have found out that you need about 130liters for 2 corns in a tank, but now i was thinking would it be better for breeding if i got 2 smaller tanks or just one big one?
(Never mind about the baby corn)
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Postby rubida » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:37 pm

Fox, this is an abstract of CapeNature’s REGULATIONS which you will need to follow. For more information you will need to contact the law enforcement officers at your local CapeNature office.

The administrator has under section 82 of the Nature and Environmental Conservation Ordinance, 1974 (Ordinance 19 of 1974) and with effect from 1 September 1975 made the following regulations:

Part III – Wild animals

23. (1) Subject to the provisions of section 31 (1) of the Ordinance and of regulations 34 and 35, no person may keep any wild animal in captivity unless such animal-

(a)is regularly supplied with sufficient food;
(b)is at all times supplied with drinking water and daily with fresh drinking water;
(c)is supplied with sufficient water in which to wash or bath;
(d)is supplied with sleeping facilities and;
(e)is kept in a cage-

(i) which is ventilated;
(ii) which provides protection against heat, cold and rain;
(iii) which permits light to enter, and
(iv) which is cleaned at least once per day

The minimum cage sizes:
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Postby the fox » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:06 pm

Bugger well i must sent so e-mails in that case.
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Postby Gary » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:13 pm

I believe those snake cage sizes from Cape Nature are outdated. I know a lot of work has gone into determining the size of cages as well as looking at rack system's which the snakes find more comforting as the sizes are not to big.
I am not sure if this has been passed by Cape Nature.

I know a snake cage of 900 X 450 X450 is adequate for two to three corns.

Just be carefull though as corns are canalbalistic and will eat smaller snakes.
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Postby the fox » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:37 pm

Thanks gary
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Postby jackspirko » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:52 pm

On corns it is almost imperative to separate the male from the females for a time, burmate them and then reintroduce them to get them to breed. So you need to plan for that at least 60 days a year during a chilling if you want to breed them. Most corn breeders would advise you to keep three corns in three enclosures.

I have no big problems with cohabitation and cohabitate female house snakes all the time to save on space. If anything I would say put your females in a pair and keep your male separate.

Corns are not highly canibalistic but it does happen specifically among young ones. One thing you must do if you cohabitate is feed them outside their enclosures. Feeding two corns in one cage is just begging for one to eat the other. Odds are not real high but over a few years they will probably catch up to you,
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