Introduction

When people think of pets, the first ones that come to mind are the classic choices – cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, and other usual domesticated animals. Well, we can safely assume that you are obviously interested in snakes or have already had previous experience in handling one before that’s why you’re reading this book – and that’s awesome! Keep reading!

Pantherophisguttatus, more commonly known as the Corn Snake, gets its name from the corn-like pattern on its skin. Its belly in particular looks similar to Indian corn. In the wild, their colors are combinations of yellow, orange, brown, and black.

Corn snakes are native to the southeastern portion of the United States and are relatively small and harmless as they are non-venomous, making it the perfect pet snake for the beginner snake keeper.

This species is a member of the Colubridea family; the most common family of snakes, which Encyclopedia Britannica defines as “characterized by the complete absence of hind limbs, the absence or considerable reduction of the left lung, and the lack of teeth on the premaxilla and usually having a loose facial structure, relatively few head scales, and ventral scales as wide as the body.” This family of snakes also includes Corn Snakes, milk snakes, and rat snakes. However, one must still take caution in caring for a corn snake. While they are non-venomous, the corn snake subdues its prey by constriction. And of course, it doesn’t hurt to be extra-careful of bites, too.

This blog will guide you on what a corn snake needs and exercising caution in approaching your pet or soon-to-be pet. You will learn their behaviors, what to watch out for, what to feed them, and what you need to be a responsible keeper. It will also provide information you need to know to decide whether or not you want to take care of this fascinating pet. Turn the page to start learning more about the attractive and friendly corn snake! The serpent world awaits!