Snake Start Kit

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: Exo Terra

Regular price £149.99

£149.99
Snake Starter Kit INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:Exo Terra Natural Terrarium Medium/Low (PT 2604) 60 x 45 x 30 cm...

Snake Starter Kit

INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:
Exo Terra Natural Terrarium Medium/Low (PT 2604) 60 x 45 x 30 cm / 24” x 18” x 12” (WxDxH)
Exo Terra Heat Mat 16W (PT2017)
Exo Terra Reptile Dome – 15 cm / 6” (up to 75W) (PT2348)
Exo Terra Light Bracket (PT2223)
Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 – 13W (PT2186)
Exo Terra Moss Mat Medium – 60 x 45cm / 24” x 18” (PT2484) (UK version includes Exo Terra Snake Bedding 8Q/8,8L (PT2767) instead of the Moss Mat)
Exo Terra Water Dish Medium (PT2802)
Exo Terra Reptile Cave Large (PT2853)
Informative Care Guide

Corn Snakes, Milksnakes, Kingsnakes and Ball Pythons are among the most popular snakes kept and bred in captivity. Their variety of colours and patterns, moderate adult size, docile nature and reluctance to bite, make these attractive species for both the beginning reptile enthusiast as well as the advanced hobbyist.

Snake facts:
Scientific name: Corn Snake: Pantherophis guttatus – Milksnake & Kingsnake: Lampropeltis species – Ball Python: Python regius
Family: Corn Snakes, Milksnakes and Kingsnakes belong to the family Colubridae – Ball Pythons belong to family Pythonidae
Distribution: Corn snakes occur naturally in the southeastern part of the United States. Kingsnakes and milk snakes can be found throughout North and South America. Ball Pythons are native to Africa occurring in a narrow belt stretching along the southern border of the Sahara desert from Senegal in the west to Sudan and Uganda in central Africa.
Average hatchling size: 8-12 inches (20-30cm)
Average adult size: 3-5.5 feet (90-165 cm)
Average life span: 15-25 years (some individuals even live 30+ years)
Housing: Exo Terra’s Natural Terrarium MEDIUM/LOW is ideal for Corn Snakes, Milksnakes, Kingsnakes and juvenile Ball Pythons. Corn Snakes can be housed together in pairs or small groups, but need to be fed individually and separately. Kingsnakes and Milksnakes should be housed individually, as some species have been known to eat each other! To avoid stress or even hunger strike, Ball Pythons are also best housed individually. It is recommended to house hatchling and juvenile snakes of all species individually, as they can grow at different rates and can sometimes become stressed from overcrowding.
Substrate: The Exo Terra Moss Mat is an ideal soft, hygienic and absorbent substrate for all Snakes.
Decoration: The Exo Terra Reptile Cave mimics the natural hiding places of Colubrids and Ball Pythons – it provides shelter and a cooler and more humid microclimate. Additional décor can be added for extra security and aesthetics.
Lighting: Colubrids and Ball Pythons are mainly crepuscular, meaning they’re most active during dusk and dawn, but some are also active during daytime – the Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 emits an optimal light spectrum that will allow your Snake to experience and perceive colours from their environment more naturally – Snakes need a 12-hour day/night cycle.
Heating: To allow your Colubrids and Ball Pythons to thermoregulate their body temperature, they should be offered a daytime temperature gradient by heating approximately 1/3 of the floor space (85-90°F / 29-32°C)* by placing the Exo Terra Heat Mat on one side of the terrarium floor, so 2/3 will remain cool (75-80°F /24°-27°C) – keep the nighttime temperature at an average of 70-75°F (21-24°C). * Ball Pythons can tolerate temperatures up to 95°F / 35°C. Additional heating (like the Exo Terra Infrared Basking Spot, Night Heat Lamp or Ceramic Heater) may be necessary if temperatures fall below the recommended range.
Food: Colubrids and Ball Pythons are carnivorous, consuming mostly small rodents. In captivity, snakes are fed primarily mice of the appropriate size. Snakes should be offered 1 mouse per week. Baby snakes feed on pinkie mice, and as your snake grows, the size of the mice should graduate from pinkie to fuzzy, than hoppers and lastly adult mice. A guide for size selection is that the width of the mouse should be no more than one and half times the width (diameter) of the snake’s body at its thickest. Adult or larger snakes may require 2 adult mice or 1 appropriately sized rat per feeding. To prevent the risk of injury in snakes it is best to offer pre-killed, frozen/thawed mice. Make sure the mice are fully thawed before offering them. Do not handle your snake for at least 24-48 hours after feeding, as this may disturb the digestive system, and cause your snake to regurgitate its food.
Watering: Always provide your pet snake with fresh, clean drinking water in the Exo Terra medium Water Dish. Use Exo Terra Aquatize Terrarium Water Conditioner to remove Chlorine & Chloramine as well as to neutralize heavy metals from the tap water.

Delivery Terms & Conditions

Free Delivery

Free standard delivery is only available on online orders of £50 or more spent in a single transaction and applies to UK deliveries only. This option must is automatically selected at the checkout. 

If items from an order eligible for free delivery are returned resulting in the value of the goods kept falling below the free delivery threshold of £50 the value of the returned goods will be refunded minus the cost of standard postage and packaging.

Lincs Aquatics reserve the right to discontinue a free delivery promotion at any time without prior notice and/or to change the amount required for eligibility.

Please also note that the free delivery threshold is determined by the final basket value after any promotional code has been deducted.

Standard Delivery 

If you have not qualified for free delivery you will be required to cover the shipping cost, these are either £4.99 or £7.99 depending on postcodes. 

Delivery

All in-stock orders placed before 12 midday will aim to be shipped the same working day (Monday - Friday) sent out on a signed for delivery.

Sometimes, you might have ordered something that we do not currently have in stock. If this is the case we will try and make contact with you in some way to keep you updated. In most cases we will try and hold off sending the package out to you till we have the whole order in stock, but if you do request the order to be split then please make this clear when our team makes contact with you. 

Once your order has been shipped, you will be notified via email or if you signed up for it Facebook Messenger. Following on from this you will receive a further email providing you with your tracking details. 

Pallet Delivery's

Pallet delivery covers all big and bulky items, for example, fish tanks. If you are unsure if your item will be on a pallet email us or call us for clarification. 

Please be aware that ALL PALLET deliveries will be a curbside drop. If the items you have ordered as large or heavy we would advise that you have someone one hand to help you into the house with your goods.

All pallet delivery will receive a call or email from one of our team, confirming a delivery date. Some items may take longer to be dispatched than expected, but this will be discussed with you over the phone or in email.  

If your postcode starts with IM, GY, JE, PO, TR, BT, IV, HS, ZE, AB, KA, KW, PA & PH there is additional fees for shipping any pallet deliveries. This is a fixed rate. Most cases this is automatically selected at the checkeout. 

We cannot accept claims for damages once you have inspected, taken delivery & signed for your glass aquarium. It is therefore essential that you are satisfied that your aquarium is in good condition at the time you take delivery. If the aquarium is damaged you should contact us immediately. We will assess the damage and either arrange for replacement parts or replacement goods. If we are notified after 48 hours of the aquarium being delivered then we will be unable to replace it.

 

Please note, next day shipping is next working day.
For Example: If you place your order on Friday, your order will be processed on Monday and you will get it on Tuesday. Standard delivery means you would receive the order on Wednesday.

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