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Tips for escaped hatchling snakes and a warm climate


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Posted by severin on October 26, 2002 at 19:31:12:

I know many people say to cover the heating vents when you have a lost snake, but what about those people who rarely use heat? I recently had an escaped hatchling corn snake, and I was kind of at a loss as for tricks to find it. People said to look for the warmest area, but when you live in AZ, and mainly use a/c, there weren't many hot areas in the house! None of the other tricks had worked, the mouse in the bottle, the noise makers along the wall, nothing. What I did was made sort of a mini enviornment for him, on a cookie sheet with the substrate from his cage, a water bowl and a hide box. I placed it on the floor near the edge of my desk so I could place the heat lamp over it. I left for a couple of hours and came home, checked the hidebox, and there my hatchling was!

It must have been the heat that attracted him. He was gone for nearly five days and apparently never left the room where his housing was. Assuming the nervousness/shyness of hatchling corn snakes, I would suggest searching in the room of it's enclosure, they never stay in the open for too long.

I hope this helps.


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