1. Since we live so far from a pet store, can we use the frozen mice?
Yes, Herpetologist aqualy suggest using frozen mice because they carry less disease and live mice have been known to bite or feed on snakes if the snakes don't eat them right away, All you have to do is set the mice in a cut of hot water to thaw out, but make sure its not hot when you feed him, it should be warm for feeding him
2. What's a good setup and minimum size needs?
It depends on the size of the snake but at a minimum of 20g
3. Tricks to cut down on costs?
They usually like crushed wood or some other kind of other wood chipped substrate, you can also use reptile carpet
6. What all does he need (like conditioner for its water)?
Give them room temp. bottled water, they will need a house to hide, A heat rock, water dish big and deep enough for him to get in, a heat light( put it on the opposite side of his house, so he can escape from the heat),and you might want to wedge some branches in( they like to climb)
Handle him often, reptile do not have emotions but they do be come friendlier if they are handled a lot. Handling gets them used to people holding him and makes your chances of getting bit a lot lower.
I live at a zoo lol
Last edited by eatmice2010; 01-13-2013 at 07:49 PM.