Corn snake care: a check-list
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Corn snakes are popular pets. You can get the advice below a lot of places and pet stores dealing with snakes will be able to provide you wiht a lot of advice too. Below the
list with care tips you can find five links to people and organizations specializing in corn snake care.
- A tank of 20-30 gallons will do if you let your snake out of the tank from time to time.
- You must be able to close the tank properly.
- You can cover the bottom of the tank with newspapers and wood chips without soil and sand on them.
- In the tank there must be a separate box where you snake can fell safe and undisturbed - it should be slightly larger than the snake and you shall be able to clean it.
- The corn snake will need a climbing branch. Let it extend from one end of the tank to the other.
- Your snake must have access to fresh and clean water 24/7. The bowl should be as big as the snake so that the snake can take a bath in it.
- Keep the temperature constant (at 75°F / 24°C) to prevent your snake from going into hibernation. It should neither be too cold nor too warm as the snake is not capable of regulating its temperature. You are going to
need an undertank pad for regulating the temperature.
- Feed them with one frozen mouse per week. The size of the mouse must be smaller than 1.5 times the width of your corn snakes head.
- Handle your snake with care and do it when its still young. This will safe you a lot of trouble when it gets older and larger.
There are a lot of good webpages out there with information on how to keep corn snakes. Here are a few:
Corn snake care sheet
Dedicated to Corn Snakes
All aspects of Corn Snake care - at least that is what the say