Snakes can be shipped to any of the 48 contiguous states. Shipping will be done by overnight service and will usually ship on a Tuesday for Wednesday arrival.
Your snake will not be shipped until I receive payment and we both agree on a shipping date (the weather at both ends needs to be acceptable for shipping). Shipping on a day other than a Tuesday may be able to be arranged.
Your snake will be comfortably secured inside a deli cup (or snake bag for larger snakes) that is placed inside a Styrofoam lined cardboard box. A heat or cold pack will be included if weather dictates.
UPS--UPS service is no longer available!!!
I can ship via UPS through Proexotics.
This service usually is the less expensive option. However, it is a new service and some shippers are running into problems as UPS generally does not accept snakes for shipment. Also, a signature is not required for delivery which could be beneficial if you are at work but could also mean that your snake is left outside in the sun, at the wrong house, or in some other compromising location. Because of these issues, I am not comfortable offering a 100% live arrival guarantee. However, if you chose this method and had an issue, I would see if there was a fair resolution, especially if you contacted me within 2 hours of delivery.
I can also ship via FedEx through my own account.
However, my contract only allows me to ship to a business address (home business is OK).
If that is not possible, I can have the snake held at the nearest FedEx hub for you to pick up. This is actually the best/safest way to ship a live reptile and is what I recommend. If you choose FedEx and someone is available to sign for the package during the first attempted delivery (or if you had the package held at FedEx and picked it up the day of arrival), I would honor a live arrival guarantee pending proof of DOA and contact within 24 hours of delivery. Please keep in mind that many people have a signature waiver on file with FedEx which will allow the driver to leave the package with no signature (they may not even knock on the door) thereby voiding my live arrival guarantee.
Fees depend on where you are located and which shipping option you choose. If you provide an address including your zipcode, I can give you some shipping fees.
I greatly prefer Paypal but am currently also accepting POSTAL Money Orders.
If you are sending a money order, I will hold your snake for up to one week (no longer) to allow the MO to arrive, so please plan to mail it soon after ordering.
***All shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer!***
LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE:
Snakes shipped via FedEx are guaranteed to arrive alive under the following conditions:
This guarantee is offered by The Cornspot, not by FedEx. Please contact me if you have ANY shipping issues. Do not contact FedEx; as per my contract with them, they will not be able to help you.
DOA snakes will generally be replaced by a snake with the same genetic make-up or, if mutually agreed upon, by a snake of similar value. If a replacement snake is not available, I may at my option offer you credit or a full refund.
Snakes shipped via UPS currently do not qualify for a live arrival guarantee, but if you have any problems, I will see if we can reach a fair resolution. If you have any shipping concerns, please contact me, not UPS. They will not be able to help you.
Unless otherwise disclosed before the sale, your snake will have been eating on appropriately sized, unscented, frozen-thawed mice and will be guaranteed to eat for you.
Please do not attempt to feed your new snake for 5-7 days. After this time, you should offer its first meal which should be a mouse smaller than its diameter (or a 1 day old pinky for brand new hatchlings). If that goes well, you may feed it regularly on mice up to 1 1/2 times its girth.
If your snake does not eat that first meal, wait another week and try again. If it still refuses, please contact me so that we can try to get it feeding again. if we are unsuccessful and your snake expires, I will replace it with a snake of similar value (to be mutually agreed upon). If nothing is available, I may at my option offer a credit or refund for the price of the snake.
HEALTH AND GENDER GUARANTEE:
If at anytime within two weeks of acquiring your snake, you take it to a licensed veterinarian and that veterinarian determines that your snake is unhealthy or has been incorrectly sexed, I will exchange the snake with one of the same genetic make-up or, if mutually agreed upon, by a snake of similar value. If a replacement snake is not available, I may at my option offer you credit or a refund for the price of the snake.
After two weeks, I can no longer bear responsibility for the health or gender of your purchase but will always be willing to answer questions and offer advice to the best of my ability. If you ever have any questions or concerns no matter how much time has passed, please do not hesitate to contact me!