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  South Mountain Reptiles - Care Sheet
The instinct for a snake to hide is often greater than their sense to be in the right temperature so be sure the hide is not in the hottest or coldest part of the enclosure.
Corn snakes are considered to be nocturnal and for thousands of years have not required direct sunlight to survive.
Corn snakes are one of the easiest snakes to breed in captivity.
www.cornsnake.net /care.php3   (1475 words)

  
 Corn Snake
Corn Snakes are naturally and most commonly found in patterned shades of red, but can now be purchased from almost pure white to gray to pink to lavender and shades of yellow.
Corn Snakes are native to the Southeastern United States from Virginia to Florida as far west as Missouri.
Corn snakes are one of the best pet snakes to own due to their peaceful nature, low care demands, colorful variety options, and manageable adult size.
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 Corn Snakes for Sale at MoReptiles
Corn snakes, also known as Red Rat snakes, are members of the species Pantherophis guttatus (formerly known as Elaphe gutatta gutatta).
Corn snakes are one of the most popular reptiles for pets due to their very mild temperament and relative ease of care.
The wild population of corn snakes is native to the southern states of the USA.
www.moreptiles.com   (840 words)

  
 Corn Snake Care Sheet
Corn snakes, also known as red rat snakes are one of the most available snakes in the pet trade today.
Corn snakes are relatively small, and as such, they do not require large enclosures.
The snakes like to soak in their water when they are shedding, so you should use a water bowl large enough for them to climb into.
webpages.charter.net /collisonzoo/CornSnakeCareSheet.html   (1330 words)

  
 CHS Care Sheets - Snakes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corn snakes are relatively small, rarely exceeding five feet in length, active feeders, tolerate a wide variety of environmental conditions, and are usually docile.
Although corn snakes are one of the easiest reptiles to keep in captivity, special attention must still be paid to their proper captive care.
Corn cob bedding (manufactured for use with birds) should not be used as a substrate because it causes excessive drying of dermal tissues and can cause serious intestinal blockage if swallowed.
coloherp.org /careshts/snakes/cornsnake.php   (1247 words)

  
 Corn Snakes
Corn snakes (Elaphe guttata guttata) are one of the most available snakes in the pet trade today.
Corn snakes are relatively small, rarely exceeding five feet in length, active feeders, tolerate a wide variety of environmental conditions, come in a dazzling arry of color morphs, and are very easy to breed.
Corn snakes are justifiably one of the most popular pet snakes of all time.
www.kingsnake.com /rockymountain/RMHPages/RMHnewpage11.htm   (1121 words)

  
 Corn Snake Fact Sheet - National Zoo| FONZ
Corn snakes are slender with a length of 24 to 72 inches (61 to 182 cm).
The breeding season of corn snakes is from March to May. The snakes are oviparous, depositing a clutch of ten to 30 eggs in late May to July.
The name corn snake is believed to have originated from the similarity of the markings on the belly to the checkered pattern of kernels of maize or Indian corn.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/ReptilesAmphibians/Facts/FactSheets/Cornsnake.cfm   (603 words)

  
 New England Reptile Distributors, designer Ball Pythons, Reticulated Pythons, and much more!
Corn snakes are long, slender colubrids with a defined head that is noticeably wider than the neck.
Snakes of many species may defecate in their water bowls from time to time, so be prepared for cleaning, disinfecting and a water change when necessary.
Corn snakes have GREAT feeding responses - be aware of this as you are feeding, as sometimes these snakes become overstimulated by the smell of food and may mistakenly bite a keeper in their excitement.
www.newenglandreptile.com /CareCorn.html   (1518 words)

  
 Corn Snake
The corn snake or red rat snake is found in most any terrestial habitat from pine woods to deciduous forests and even rocky hillsides.
Corn snakes are often food for king snakes, hawks and owls.
Corn snakes usually lay 8 to 20 eggs in loose compost or in a rotting log.
www.athensclarkecounty.com /~bearhollow/anim_bios/cornsnake.htm   (166 words)

  
 Pet Corn Snake
A thin, lithe animal the Corn snake is highly adaptable in the wild, hunting both on the ground and in the trees.
Baby Corn snakes that are born in captivity are generally much less likely to contain parasites, illnesses etc. Captive born snakes are almost always healthier, and adjusted to feeding on pre-killed food items than a wild caught animal.
Corn Snakes seem to be the most forgiving of all species of snakes to breed.
www.rfadventures.com /pet_corn_snake.htm   (1424 words)

  
 The Corn Snake.co.uk - Corn Snake Care Sheet
Due to their temperament Corn Snakes are a recommended first snake to keep as they are relatively easy to care for and they also don’t outgrow their welcome in the way that some Boas and Pythons can.
Corn Snakes that are preparing to shed their skin, rarely feed until after they have shed.
Your snake may wish to soak itself in water during this period and you should ensure the water bowl is large enough for the snake's body to be fully submerged.
www.thecornsnake.co.uk /corn_snake_care_sheet.htm   (1945 words)

  
 Reptiles and Amphibians » Snakes » Corn Snake Main Page
Corn Snakes were among the first snakes to be kept and bred in captivity; and because they proved to be hardy, docile, easily maintained and easy to breed in captivity, they became very popular.
The Corn Snake has remained a mainstay of the reptile trade, in part, because breeders have produced a wide array of interesting and attractive color morphs to satisfy the hobbyists' need for the new and unusual.
Corn Snakes are relatively common inhabitants of wooded areas, rocky hillsides, and agricultural fields in the Southeastern United States.
www.centralpets.com /animals/reptiles/snakes/snk2775.html   (1229 words)

  
 WildWNC.org : Animals : CORN SNAKE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corn Snakes are highly variable in coloration and pattern depending on the age of the snake and the region of the country in which it is found.
Corn Snakes prefer habitats such as overgrown fields, forest openings, and abandoned or seldom used buildings where their favorite food of mice and other small rodents is abundant.
Corn Snakes overpower their prey by first biting to obtain a firm grip, then quickly wrapping one or more coils of their body around the victim, squeezing tightly until it suffocates.
wildwnc.org /af/cornsnake.html   (786 words)

  
 LHS Biology Lab: Corn Snakes
The Corn Snake was one of the first snakes to be kept in captivity.
Corn snakes are easy to keep as pets, because the mice they eat are easy to obtain, they reproduce easily, there is lots of information about corn snakes, and they are large enough to suit many people's tastes but not so large that their size is overwhelming or dangerous.
Another common name for the snake is red rat snake because of the red-orange color that many corn snakes have and the genus Elaphe (which the corn snake belongs to) is often called rat snakes because of their food preferences.
www.lhs.berkeley.edu /Biolab/wlhcornsnake.html   (345 words)

  
 Corn Snake - Elaphe guttata — Western North Carolina Nature Center
Corn Snakes are highly variable in coloration and pattern depending on the age of the snake and the region of the country in which it is found.
Corn Snakes prefer habitats such as overgrown fields, forest openings, and abandoned or seldom used buildings where their favorite food of mice and other small rodents is abundant.
Corn Snakes overpower their prey by first biting to obtain a firm grip, then quickly wrapping one or more coils of their body around the victim, squeezing tightly until it suffocates.
www.wildwnc.org /education/animals/corn-snake-elaphe-guttata   (876 words)

  
 Caring for Corn Snakes
Corn and Rat snakes both belong to the genus Elaphe; Corns belong to the species Elaphe guttata; many of the rat snakes are subspecies of Elaphe obsoleta.
As a result, corns are increasingly exhibiting morbitidy and mortality problems as a result of undesireable genes being bred along with the ones for color and pattern.
When your snake first defecates, collect the feces in a clean plastic bag, seal it, label it with your name, phone number, date and your snake's name, then take it and your snake to a reptile vet.
www.anapsid.org /corn.html   (1951 words)

  
 Corn Snake
Common Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) is prevalent in the southeastern United States and is distinguished by having orange skin with red blotches, the blotches having fl borders.
Pet Corn Snakes are usually fed by their owners on a diet of commercially available rodents, predominantly mice, though larger specimens may eat rat "pups".
Corn snakes need a water dish big enough to soak their whole body in and need to have access to clean water at all times.
www.cornsnakebreeder.com   (3248 words)

  
 Corn Snake Research
Corn snakes are commonly found in the Southern United States, particularly Florida, with some populations reaching as far west as Louisiana and as far north as New Jersey.
Corn snakes are very easy to take care of, but occasionally snakes will come in contact with parasites, viruses, or acquire respiratory infections, especially if they are housed with other snakes in the same tank.
Corn snakes do have teeth and will bite in self-defense if they feel threatened, however, their first response is to flee or slither away.
mrskingsbioweb.com /snakeresearch.htm   (1955 words)

  
 TeachNet -- Corn Snake
The male snake is sensitive to the scent of a pheromone on the skin of the female.
Corn snakes will eat rodents and birds and are certainly partly responsible for keeping the rodent population from exploding out of control.
My snakes have "learned" that a head cover means being handled and NOT being fed. I tell my students to pretend that they are a tree and let the snake crawl about their hands.
www.teachersnetwork.org /dcs/critter/cornsnake   (1322 words)

  
 Corn Snake
Corn snakes inhabit a variety of habitats at elevations from sea level to about 6,000 feet (1,828 m).
Corn snakes reach an average length of 30-40 inches (76-102 cm); the maximum recorded length for this species is 72 inches (183 cm).
Corn snakes are often used for educational "hands on" presentations for zoo visitors.
www.zoo.org /factsheets/corn_snake/corn_snake.html   (926 words)

  
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Corns snakes are bred by the tens of thousands each year by private breeders and hobbiests and I STRONGLY recommend that you buy a captive born animal.
Corn snakes prefer a temperature gradient, as do we all (everyone likes to choose how hot or cold their environment is), but it is not essential.
Corn snakes will eat mice, rats, lizards, and small birds, but it is not necessary to feed them all of these types of food.
members.aol.com /Kathandcam/Hawkherp/care.html   (2412 words)

  
 Oakland Zoo: Corn Snake   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corn snakes typically mate from March to May, lay eggs in June or July, and hatch in August or September.
Corn snakes are probably the easiest and most suitable snakes to keep in captivity since they are gentle, but not shy and retiring.
American snakes of the genus Elaphe are known as "rat snakes" or "chicken snakes" because of their diet.
www.oaklandzoo.org /atoz/azcornsnake.html   (213 words)

  
 Welcome to CORNSNAKE.CO.UK
Corn snakes are slender with a length of 24 - 72 inches (61 to 182 cm) 6 feet...
Corn snakes are found in the eastern United States from southern New Jersey south through Florida, west into Louisiana and parts of Kentucky.
Corn snakes are often mistaken for copperheads and killed.
www.cornsnake.co.uk   (532 words)

  
 Corn Snake Page
It is reported their name is due to the resemblance of this checkered pattern to "Indian Corn." I have also read they got their name from being found around corn fields and storage areas where rodents are plentiful.
The Corn Snake was one of the very first snake species which my brother and I captured after we decided to become amateur herpetologists.
Corn Snakes may be active during daylight, but they are very often encountered crossing roads at night.
www.snakesandfrogs.com /scra/snakes/corn.htm   (408 words)

  
 Corn Snakes for Sale at JoniGarcia.com
Corn snakes can be found in the wild and are native to the South-Eastern portion of the United States.
Corn snakes are colubrids, which means they are a member of the Colubridea family.
The general rule is to feed your snake a mouse that is the same size around (in the tummy area) as the snake is. Too big a food item can cause the snake to regurgitate the undigested portion of it’s meal after a couple days or so.
www.jonigarcia.com   (1058 words)

  
 albino corn snake
The primary method of a corn snake when faced with a live prey is to first grab the prey with it's mouth and then begin to constrict.
The albino corn snake is primarily fed little mice cicles, but I am in the process of giving it new prey options for an experiment.
The geographic range for corn snakes is from New Jersey to the coast of Florida and southern Texas and Mexico.
www2.mcdaniel.edu /Biology/labanimalsweb/acornsnake/albino.html   (1127 words)

  
 Corn Snake Genetics
Corn snake color is comprised of two predominant colors; when combined, they form the brilliant pattern we see in the "normal" corn snake.
Now this fictional example is actually very close to what occurs in corn snakes except that there are primarily two genes involved, one that encodes the fl color seen on the ventral surface and around the edges of the saddles and another gene which encodes the red color of the saddles and ground pattern.
Corn snakes that are unable to make fl pigment (bb) are refered to as amelanistic.
www.pitt.edu /~mcs2/herp/genetics.html   (1011 words)

  
 Corn Snake, Elaphe guttata
They are a heavier bodied snake than the garter snake or the kingsnake, though their length is about the same.
The naturally colored Corn Snake as well at the many colored varieties of corn snake are generally available as pets due successful captive breeding.
Corn snakes make great pets and are easy to take care of.
animal-world.com /encyclo/reptiles/snakes/cornsnake.php   (1245 words)

  
 Elaphe guttata guttata
Corn snakes are one of the most colorful snakes in Florida.
The name, 'Corn Snake', is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib.
Rats and mice came to the corncrib to feed on the corn, and corn snakes came to feed on the rodents.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /herpetology/FL-GUIDE/Elaphegguttata.htm   (450 words)

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