Corn snakes, also known as Pantherophis guttatus, are native to North America and are of the rat snake species.
Corn Snakes As Pets
Corn snakes are one of the best pets for beginner snake owners and are easily the easiest of all snakes to care for. Corn snakes are docile in nature, easy to take care of, and very forgiving to the mistakes of new owners. Their docile nature and reluctance to bite make them popular as pets for new snake owners. Snakes, in general, are viewed as villains, but domesticated snakes like corn snakes are gentle by nature and easy to tame. Pet corn snakes generally live up to 15 to 20 years. Well cared for corn snakes can surpass the estimated life span and live into their twenties!
These snakes only require feeding once a week and can be fine without food for relatively long periods of time (Although I do not recommend skipping a feeding, it is helpful to know in case you plan on going on vacation for up to a fortnight). They are very low maintenance and fun to care for. They will eat thawed frozen mice which you should serve with feeding tongs. Corn Snakes will generally grow between 3 to 5 ft. Females tend to grow bigger than male corn snakes.
Corn Snake Care Sheet
Overall, corn snakes are amazingly easy to befriend and are easy to care for. Click through all the important topics and corn snake care guides to fully prepare yourself for your pet corn snake. Hover over the top menu bar to activate the drop down list with important information about caring for corn snakes. I will walk you through important topics like tank requirements, feeding, shedding, lighting requirements, handling and more.