Keeping a Corn Snake as a Pet - Is it the Best Choice for You?
Long a staple in the pet industry the Corn Snake can make an excellent choice as a pet snake.
Various substrates are suitable for using with corn snakes. A common choice is aspen shavings which can be bought online or in pet shops. Aspen shavings cannot be cleaned so need to be removed when they are wet or soiled. These can be spot cleaned as needed and the entire shaving replaced every 4-6 weeks. When using aspen shavings it is important to feed your snake outside of its home or in a separate container inside. This is due to the fact that the snake may ingest some of the substrate either by accident or because it is stuck to the food. Ingested substrate can cause a snake to become ill. A Tupperware container with air holes and a lid can be used as a feeding container. Cedar and redwood shavings are toxic and should not be used.
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Why do people choose corn snakes as pets, over other species? What makes this particular species such a good choice for a pet? These are some of the most common questions I've received over the years. So I thought I would offer my views on what makes Pantherophis guttatus one of the best species to keep as a pet.The corn snake is widely regarded as one of the best snakes to keep as a pet. I agree with this notion, for the most part. There are plenty of other species that make good pets, as well. Kingsnakes and ball pythons come to mind. But the corn snake is definitely at the top of the list -- especially for first-time keepers.My background: I have kept garter snakes, Hog Island boas, "regular" boa constrictors, Brazilian rainbow boas, indigo snakes, gopher snakes, corn snakes, kingsnakes, ball pythons and more. So when I explain the pros and cons of keeping corn snakes as pets, I am basing it on 20 years of experience with many different species. Enough said about that. Let's jump right in...Corn snakes are one of the easiest snakes to care for in captivity. Feed them once a week, create a proper temperature range, offer some hiding spots, and clean the cage when it's dirty. That's nearly everything you need to know. You'll find some more detailed care requirements below. But first, I want to give you the "photo test" to see if you're truly ready for keeping a corn snake as a pet.