Corn snakes are relatively small, rarely exceeding five feet in length, active feeders, tolerate a wide variety of environmental conditions, come in a dazzling array of color morphs, and are very easy to breed. All of these factors combined make the corn snake an excellent choice for both the beginning and advanced reptile hobbyist
Start with a 10-gallon tank and grow as the snake grows. Use newspaper, aspen, reptile bedding or reptile turf. Create shelters with climbing and basking areas. A large bowl of fresh water for drinking and soaking should be provided at all times.
Keep the tank between 82 and 95 during the day and 72 to 80 at night. Use under tank heating pads for a 24-hour heat source. Pre-killed mice and rats are good for the younger snakes.
Snakes can obtain many parasites: HaHa Reptiles always checks for mites and ticks before shipping. We recommend that all new specimens be quarantined so that they can be checked for parasites and disease at the new location.
The Corn snake was formally described by Swedish physician and naturalist Carl von Linne in 1766, making it one of the first snakes in North America to have a scientific name. Corn snakes (Elaphe guttata guttata) are one of the most available snakes . Large numbers of corn snakes are captive bred annually, and are justifiably one of the most popular snakes of all time.