Reptile Questions

Why are some corn snakes colorless?

Blizzards turn out completely colorless because of the morphs which necessarily precede them: anerythristic B corn snakes, otherwise known as charcoal corn snakes, lack yellow pigment; albino corn snakes lack melanin, or dark pigmentation. A snake which lacks both light and dark pigments is almost completely 'pigmentless'.

When Do Corn Snakes Start Mating? After the brumation period, corn snakes are ready to reproduce. Some say to wait two or three weeks, while others say to wait until after the fifth meal, for them to start mating. An important sign that occurs before mating is shedding.

Can Corn Snakes Survive Without UV Light? I have heard different things about snakes and their lighting requirements. If you're asking whether or not a corn snake can survive in the absence of UV lighting, the answer is yes. Corn snake can survive in a habitat that lacks UV light. But the same snake will be healthier if it has exposure to UVA/UVB lighting.

What Types Of Corn Snakes Are There?

Corn snakes are popular pet snakes included in the Elaphe guttata species of rat snakes. The two subspecies of this constrictor snake are indigenous to North America. They are the corn snake and the red rat snake, known by other common names such as the chicken snake, the rat snake,...

Are Corn Snakes Good Pet Snakes? Corn Snakes are one of the most popular pet snakes. They are friendly, hardy, and come in a variety of bright colors. Care level is beginner. MorphMarket currently has 1861 Corn Snakes for sale listed by 163 Corn Snake Sellers in the United States. The scientific name for Corn Snake is Pantherophis guttatus .

Are Corn Snakes Good Pets For Kids? They are often recommended as the best pet snake for kids and first-time snake owners. With small teeth, corn snakes are harmless and easy to handle. Since corn snakes can live up to 23 years or more in captivity, you can expect a pet corn snake to be around for a long time.

Do Albino Corn Snakes Have Melanin? As the name suggests, Albino corn snakes do not have melanin in their bodies. In essence, melanin protects the skin against harmful UV light and also provides pigmentation in animals and humans. Similar to other morphs in the Corn snake family, Albinos are non-venomous and relatively docile.

Can Baby Corn Snakes Swim? So, a corn snake's living environment at home should reflect how it would live in its natural environment. Corn snakes, like many other snakes, are mobile in water. They can swim around like eels. Can Baby Corn Snakes Swim? Baby corn snakes instinctively know how to swim/soak because of their wild ancestry. You don't have to teach them.

Do Corn Snakes Bite In Captivity?

In captivity, Corn Snakes are typically docile and friendly. You shouldn't ever have to worry about your pet Corn Snake biting you. Corn Snakes are a popular breed among both newbie and advanced snake owners.

Why Are Some Corn Snakes White All Over? Charcoal corn snakes, sometimes known as anery/anerythristic B corn snakes, lack yellow markings. When you combine a lack of light color and a lack of dark color, you're left with no color. That's why blizzard corn snakes are pure white. Some blizzards appear slightly pink all over.

Can Corn Snakes Live In The Same House? Only house adult snakes (of a similar size and the same sex) together. Never cohabit immature corn snakes until they are old enough to breed. Always feed them separately (so the more dominant snake doesn't steal the other one's food). Add twice as many hides so that one snake doesn't dominate the best ones.

How Much Do Corn Snakes Usually Cost? On average, the cost of corn snake depends on the morph and who you purchase it from. Most hatchlings, with more than 50 colors available on the market, will be anywhere from as little as $30 to $100. Refer to our table below to see what popular corn snake morphs may cost with a local breeder.

How Much Do Corn Snakes Cost? The exact price that you pay really depends on the rarity of the morph and the age and sex of the corn snake. The average price that you can expect to pay for a corn snake is around $50. For a normal morph corn snake, that price drops to just about $25 to $30.

How Long Does It Take For Corn Snakes To Breed?

It can be that corn snake breeding will happen immediately. Leave the snakes together for at least a week to allow chances for mating. With a corn snake pregnancy, there are some things you can do to make it more pleasant for your snake. And one of these is to simply give your pet a bit of privacy.

How To House Two Corn Snakes Together? How to house two corn snakes together. It goes without saying that if you decide to keep your corn snakes together, you'll need a large vivarium. But we'd recommend buying a vivarium stack. They're a great space saver and allow you to house up to three corn snakes in separate tanks, in the same unit.

Can Corn Snakes Lay Eggs Without Breeding? In rare cases, a snake may lay a clutch of eggs without mating, which are infertile if she isn't able to fertilize them herself. These eggs are called slugs and won't hatch. Even after mating with a male, a female snake's clutch of eggs may contain a few of these "bad" eggs among the viable ones.

When Do Corn Snakes Reach Full Size? When Do Corn Snakes Reach Their Full Size? In general, corn snakes reach their full size between 2 and 3 years of age. They start at only between 8 and 12 inches in length and end up being between 4 and 5 feet in length once they reach maturity. They will gradually grow in between, with no dramatic growth spurts to note.

What Kind Of Water Do Corn Snakes Like? Some corn snakes like to soak in the water to soften their skin before shedding. Change the water at least twice a week or more if it's dirty. I recommend using bottled water for your corn snake. That's because your city tap water may contain fluoride and/or chlorine.

Are Corn Snakes Bred For Color Or Pattern?

Corn snakes were some of the first snakes bred in captivity for color variation - there are now 830 documented morphs. Some of these morphs are naturally occurring mutations. South Carolina and Florida have many natural corn snakes. Many corn snake morphs are selectively bred. Color morphs are typically more popular than pattern variations.

Why Do Corn Snakes Make Noise With Their Tails? Corns make this sound by vibrating their tail against the ground, not using multiple layers of cartilage. It sounds a bit like a rattle. Corns snakes make a rattling noise with their tails to scare away threats. It's a defense mechanism that's intended to make potential predators believe that the corn snake is highly venomous.

Do Corn Snakes Prefer Gravel Or Sand? However, adult corn snakes usually prefer the options listed above. Substrates like gravel and sand are not good for your corn snake. They can be abrasive to the snakes skin, as well as do damage to your snakes insides if accidentally ingested.

How To Get Rid Of Corn Snakes In The House? Gently open the enclosure door and move the rodent in front of your snake's face. If your corn snake is an aggressive feeder, he may go ahead and strike and begin constricting the rodent (snakes often constrict dead prey just as they would do with live prey).

Are King Snakes Better Pets Than Corn Snakes? Kingsnakes have more character and can make for a more interesting and interactive pet than the corn snake with its low-key and predictable behavior. Kingsnakes and corn snakes are very similar in many ways.

When Can Baby Corn Snakes Eat A Pinkie?

Baby corn snakes can be fed a pinkie shortly after hatching. It is not uncommon for baby corns to refuse food until they have shed for the first time. This usually happens between 1-2 weeks after hatching. Continuously refusing food is a cause for concern.