Quality of care advice given to first time corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) owners

Helen Tedds, Simon Sneddon, Ros Clubb, Jeff Ollerton, Wanda McCormick

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List of Figures:
Figure 1: Corn snake (author’s own artwork)

Figure 2: Corn snake under UV strip lighting - YouTube (2021) Are YOUR Lights Positioned Correctly? Lighting for Reptile Enclosures (Corn Snake Lighting Setup) (online) Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=mZGFnnPlwzU (Accessed 24th June 2024).

Figure 3: FBH (2022) recommendations to fully stretch out from snout to tail tip- Federation of British Herpetologists (2022) Good Practice Guidelines For the Welfare of Privately Kept Reptiles & Amphibians (online) Available from: http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP20150315/Good_Practice_Guidelines_For_the_Welfare_of_Privately_Kept_Reptiles.pdf (Accessed 25th June 2024).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2024
EventHartpury University Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference 2024 - Hartpury University, Gloucester, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 202411 Jul 2024

Conference

ConferenceHartpury University Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGloucester
Period11/7/2411/7/24

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