they don't seem to stress at all. both have healthy apetites, they spend the majority of their time hanging out together. it was the same way when we hand 4 ball's all in one tank. fortunatly we found homes for 3 of them. Like I mentioned We do a lot of animal rescues, so its generally a case of it comes to live with us or some moron releases the animal to die or similar. these animals come from far less than ideal conditions, we revive them and place them in new better homes. I have a couple days experience with snakes.... if they were showing signs of stress the new one would get his own enclosure, but all signs point towards a normal social attitude like most balls. since we don't make any money sheltering these animals nor do we get anything in the way of assistance, if I can run one set up instead of two its easier on the wallet.
You should have seen the cali king we rescued a few years ago, totally mouse chewed, because the owner would just throw live in the tank and leave it untill he ate. needless to say if the snakes not hungry a mouse can do a lot of damage to a snake. daily baths and of course since the snake was so used to live foods only I had to expose the brains on the dead mice that we feed to get him interested in food, at first we actually had to force feed him to get anything into him at all. you ever force feed a snake? thats fun. its a hell of a lot easier to force feed a baby corn snake at 6 inches than it is to force feed a 24 inch angry wounded antisocial king snake. I think I have only ever been bit more often by tokay geckos.
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125g marine reef tank, 6 gallon fluval edge minimalist aquascape (in progress), 1 gallon aqueon evo 2 betta tank.
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