Corn Snake FAQs - How To Take Care Of A Corn Snake

CORN SNAKE FAQs and CARE INFO

Corn Snake Information

Common Name: Corn Snake

Scientific Name: Pantherophis Guttatus 

Family: Colubrid

AKA: “Corns” “Red Rat snakes”

 

General Corn Snake Information

Distribution:

North America - Corn snakes range from Louisiana, through the southern United states, all the way north to south-central New Jersey.

Wild Status:

Corn snakes are not listed as protected, although they are losing much of their habitat in and many populations are being isolated by development. Roadways invade most of this animal’s habitat which results in a high mortality.

Description:

Corn snakes are long, slender colubrids with a defined head that is noticeably wider than the neck. Typical coloration consists of a tan, yellowish, orange or red ground color, with somewhat square, red, orange, or brown dorsal blotches bordered in black. The ventral surface is white or cream in color.

While young corn snakes may be somewhat squirmy or defensive, with care and gentle handling most easily mature into calm, docile adults.

Corn Snake Size:

Hatchlings: approximately 8 – 10″.
Adult size: Typically 3 – 5′ at maturity.

Lifespan: 15 Years

Corn snakes may live 15 years or more in captivity.

Color Mutations: 

Corn snakes started the serpent color morph craze, with more varieties and combinations available than in any other snake species. Corn snake mutations include: 

T- albino

Sunglow albino

Creamsicle

Candycane

“Black albino” (Type A anerythristic)

Charcoal (Type B anerythristic)

Lavender,

Snow

Green-blotched Snow

Butter

Blizzard

Hypomelanistic

Ghost

Zigzag

Bloodred

Albino Bloodred

and many, many more!

 

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