Orange Corn Snake are active, bold and generally placid. This is one of the best snakes for beginners. They are a popular captive species and are an excellent first choice reptile pet all around. This species is fairly calm and easy to care for. They adapt well.
Size: Corn snakes hatch at 8 to 12 inches long, and most eventually reach 4 to 5.5 feet in length. Average weight 0.9kg (2lb)
Temperament & Personality: Their docile nature, reluctance to bite, moderate adult size, attractive pattern, and comparatively simple care make them popular pet snakes. Though superficially resembling the venomous copperhead and often killed as a result of this mistaken identity, corn snakes are harmless and beneficial to humans. It is important to give a new corn snake a few weeks to settle into its new home and into a regular feeding routine before stressing it with unnecessary handling.
Cage Requirements: A 20 to 25-gallon vivarium provides enough room for a fully grown snake. They enjoy hiding and burrowing, usually accommodated with a loose substrate such as Aspen wood shavings or newspaper and provide some places for you snake to hide in to feel secure. Provide a heat mat that covers about 1/3 of the tank floor to provide a proper heat gradient. Temperatures should be about 75-85 degrees F, 23-29 degrees C, with the higher temperature on the warm area of the tank at one side. Provide a bowl of water for your snake, big enough for it to soak if it wishes.
Diet: They should be fed weekly on defrosted pinky mice, as the snake grows the food size should be increased until the snake is taking large mice or even jumbos. Adult snakes can be fed once every two weeks as they can become overweight if fed too often.
Colors: Red-orange blotches on an orange-grey background color combined with a black and white checked underbelly. Some forms have no blotches and instead are orange in color with darker stripes running along the body.
History: Corn snakes are the most commonly bred snake species in the United States, according to ADW. Commercial breeders of domesticated corn snakes have developed hundreds of variations, or morphs (or breeds), through selective breeding. These originated from a somewhat unicolor Jacksonville and Gainesville, Florida strain of corn snake. Through selective breeding, an almost solid ground color has been produced.
Origin: Southeastern,Central United States
Life span: 10 - 20 years
Temperament: active, bold, calm, adaptable
Weight: 0.9kg (2lb)
Colors: red-orange, orange-grey, orange
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- About 3 Weeks
- 2.90 LBS
- 72.00 (in)