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Corn Snakes: The Comprehensive Owner's Guide

Two of the world's foremost breeders of corn snakes joined to write the ultimate corn snake book covering every aspect of husbandry, breeding and medicine. The authors also present an up-to-date discussion of all the current morphs. As could be expected from renowned photographer Bill Love, this groundbreaking book is illustrated by numerous color photographs showing why corn snakes are the most beautiful and best pet snakes in the world.
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Reviews for Corn Snakes: The Comprehensive Owner's Guide
Review 1 for Corn Snakes: The Comprehensive Owner's Guide
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A great go-to guide

January 5, 2012
by BeththeCornLover
fromJones, OK
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
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I read the 2004 version of this book when I was a teen, getting my first corn. The book was very helpful then. The new updated version is extremely informative. From selecting the healthiest specimen, in depth care, heating and lighting, common temperment issues and advice, detailed information on feeding as well as what to do and try if your corn wont feed, sexing the animals, nutrition advice, pests, illnesses and diseases, history and information on how all the different kinds of corns came to be, and (as the majority of the book is geared toward this) extensive information on breeding, care of gravid mothers, thier eggs, and the hatchlings. In fact, after reading this new version, I began researching on the internet to further my knowledge before buying a new corn. Everywhere I looked I didn't find anything that wasnt in this book. I would highly recommend to anyone considering purchasing a corn snake to read this book. Not only would it give you the best tools and info before you commit to buying a snake, but it would also be an excellent resource if you have any questions or concerns. You can find it all here. Corn snakes are excellent pets, and are fairly low maintenance, but please, dont make the mistake of going into it blindly. Do your research so that you can make sure that you have a happy, healthy and long-lived pet.
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Review 2 for Corn Snakes: The Comprehensive Owner's Guide
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Misleading Title

August 19, 2010
by RedSnake
fromSouth Dakota
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?A few times a year
I got this book when I bought my corn snake, mainly for tips on caring for him. Instead, I got a short if informative book on the history of cornsnake husbandry that manages to have no practical advice. For example, this book discuses the difference between European and American terrarium styles, but doesn't tell you what depth of substrate is ideal, or temperature, or size of tank, or what to do if the snake escapes. Great book for information on the history of corn snakes, but not a good pet advice book.
If you are looking for a good "owner's manual," I recommend Corn Snakes in Captivity instead. It covers every question you could think of about corn snakes, including a very effective chapter on what to do if your corn snakes escapes.
Pros: interesting facts
Cons: no practical advice
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