Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Rykonan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:15 pm

Hi there, just want to make sure whether it is safe to keep two adult female brown e snakes together in the same enclosure. Will they attack one another or get along???
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby wadekilian » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:27 pm

IMO, Not much should happen. But I try to keep my snakes separately just to be on the safe side.
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Rykonan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:53 pm

I've always read that its okay to keep females together but to keep males apart. Was just asking to make sure. Better safe than sorry
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby wadekilian » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:26 pm

As far as I'm aware, not many snake species have fatal male combat. I've heard of Reticulated Pythons being an example of that. That generally seems to apply to geckos and lizards though.
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Rykonan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:31 pm

I've read that the corn snakes may get nippy with each other, but I have a male and female together. I've never tried to keep two males together though. Will put the females together for a trial period. If all goes well then they can stay together, if not will make other arrangements. Thanks for the help
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby najarw » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:40 pm

I have kept female house snakes together wihout a problem, just seperate them for feeding.
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Rykonan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:50 pm

Yes that I think is a given. Always seperate any snakes at feeding time. But thanks for your info as well. I just want to make sure that they do not hurt one another
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Jamster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:10 pm

females are no problem together. The problem with males is that they can technically "rape" each other. The male that gets raped dies.
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby neliedolf » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:20 pm

I also keep my females together without any problem. They even stay in the same hide
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Rykonan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:36 pm

Then its settled. Thanks for all the help guys
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Kakibos » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:40 pm

Jamster wrote:they can technically "rape" each other. The male that gets raped dies.


Interesting, I did not know that. :smt008
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Rykonan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:54 pm

I read something to the effect of that some where or other. You find plenty of things on the internet
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby kfc223 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:20 pm

Jamster wrote:females are no problem together. The problem with males is that they can technically "rape" each other. The male that gets raped dies.


I've had that happen once, both males are alive and kept far away from one another.
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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby imperial exotix » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:34 am

When males "fight" they usually fighting over territory and the looser must leave. So having 2 males in one confined enclosure will become a problem. If possible I will keep all reptiles in their own enclosure.

That's just my opinion.

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Re: Is it okay to keep two female house snakes together?

Postby Jamster » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:54 am

You are very lucky justin:)
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