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The Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) is a North American species of rat snake, that is one of the most popular pet reptile species in the UK. They can live into their twenties when in captivity and grow to between 120 and 180cm (four to six feet) in size.
Evolution Reptiles Shop normally stocks several different types of corn snakes. These range from the classic wild type to the more unusual butter corn, tessera, caramel, snow, hypo, diffused and granite corn snake. Corn snakes are good-natured and are one of the easiest snakes to handle and keep. They can live on defrosted frozen mice for their entire lives as long as the mice are no bigger than the largest part of the corn snake’s body.
Corn Snakes require wooden vivariums or glass terrariums. These snakes require a temperature range of 25˚C to 30˚C (77˚F to 86˚F) during the day and between 20˚C to 25˚C (68˚F to 77˚F) at night. Corn snake owners can use a heat mat or bulb and control the temperature via a thermostat. Vivariums and terrariums should be at least 90cm (3ft) long for a young snake and 120cm (4ft) for adults to accommodate the corn snake and provide lots of different hides to enable the snake to conceal itself and feel safe within the habitat.
For more information on our corn snakes, please check out our Corn Snake care sheet. Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you have any questions or wish to check availability to purchase a Corn Snake from our Oxfordshire reptile shop.