Corn snakes are beautiful snakes with a gentle disposition. Over the years, captive breeding of this species has created an amazing variety of color morphs that are now available to beginning hobbyists. They were given the name “Corn” snake because they were commonly found in barns where corn was being stored. They enjoy the shelter that barns create, and the mice and rats that are attracted to the corn.
- Common Name: Corn Snake or Red Rat Snake
- Scientific Name: Elaphe guttata
- Distribution: Eastern to Central United States
- Size: 3″-6″
- Life Span: 15-20 yrs.+ years
- Hatchling to juvenile corn snakes (under 2′) can be housed in a 10 gallon terrarium.
- Adult Corn snakes will need at least a 20-40 gallon terrarium. We recommend keeping corn snakes in an enclosure that is no shorter than half the length of the snake.
- A secure, lockable slidingscreen lid is essential for safely housing these snakes.
- Zoo Med’s ReptiHabitat™ terrariums are an excellent choice for Corn snakes.
- A Repti Shelter™, Habba Hut™, or Cork Bark will provide a secure hiding place to help reduce stress.