***These care sheets assume that you understand the basics of snake care & husbandry.
If you are a new snake owner, it is recommended that you read our articles on general reptile care and then fine tune the requirements for the specific species you are interested in.
The corn snake is found throughout the eastern and southeastern United States. They live in a variety of habitats, like forests, grasslands, farmland and wetlands.
They are terrestrial snakes but very adept climbers, utilizing trees, rocky outcroppings and more.
This species is carnivorous and feeds on rodents. Feeding a rodent that is big around as the snake’s girth an average of once about every 7 days is a good rule of thumb to use here. Monitor the snake’s weight. As your snake reaches adulthood, you may feed less frequently to avoid obesity.
This snake is naturally nocturnal and will do well feeding at night.