Locations, Food, and Other Details About Corn Snakes
Corn snakes are good pets. It's gentle, easy to care for, and small, making it a good snake for beginners. They're native to the southeast and are most active at night and dawn.
Characteristics of Corn Snake Conduct
They're calm and easy to manage. But when they feel threatened, especially in the wild, they may vibrate their tails. Like other snakes, corn and rat snakes are escape artists.
They will press on the lid with their noses to find weaknesses and tiny openings, thus lid fit is key. Getting out of its cage can harm or lose a snake. An escaped snake might also startle guests.
Shelter for the Corn Snake
Corn snakes need a 20-gallon glass aquarium. Use a secure, clampable lid. Corn snakes hide to feel protected. If the box is too big, the snake won't feel secure.
If the substrate is burrowable, your snake can use it to hide. Have hiding spaces at the colder and warmer ends of the enclosure. Try giving a branch.
Warmth and Humidity
Maintaining the right temperature for your corn snake is crucial. 80-85 F is ideal. 85 to 88 degrees is ideal for basking. The nighttime low should be 75 F.
Corn snakes enjoy domestic dampness. The enclosure's ambient air humidity should be between 35 and 60% for healthy shedding. Hygrometer your corn snake's enclosure.
Corn snake carnivores. Wild animals hunt by scent. Corn snakes consume thawed, pre-killed mice. As chicks grow, feed them bigger pinkie mice. Prey as wide as the snake's head.
Growing snakes need two meals per week; adults need one meal per week or two. Corn snakes drink through their lips, therefore they need a clean water dish.