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Snow Corn Snake

Snow Corn Snake

Corn Snakes are one of the most popular pet reptile species in the UK. This is because they have lovely natures, are easy to handle and very easy to keep. They are beautifully marked and are now being bred in many different colours and patterns.

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  • Origin: North America
  • Temperament: Good-tempered
  • Housing: Wooden vivarium
  • Diet: Defrosted mice

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Description

Feeding

Feed your corn snake one defrosted mouse or rat a week, no larger than the widest part of the body. Once they reach maturity they can be fed every other week, and can be offered small rats, chicks, and other species that are the appropriate size. Ensure that all frozen prey items are thoroughly defrosted in a fridge overnight, then brought up to room temperature before being offered to the snake. Prey can either be offered on tongs, or left in the vivarium for the snake to find.

 

Housing

Creating a suitable environment is critical for the well being of your snake.

A hatchling corn snake should be housed in a minimum of a 90cm vivarium, upgrading to a 120cm once they reach maturity. Lots of hides should be provided for the snake to feel safe, as well as a moss filled hide to aid shedding, and a water bowl large enough for the snake to soak in if it feels like it. Make sure that waste is removed as soon as possible, and that the vivarium, decor, and water bowl are cleaned regularly with a reptile safe disinfectant.

How should I keep my Snow Corn Snakes?

Snow corn snakes are fine with other snakes so can live alone or with other snakes of similar size. The snake will require a hiding spots in the vivarium for it to feel secure. By having more than 3 in different areas, the snake will choose the one at the ideal temperature. A humid hide is also recommended for the snake when they are shedding their skin, as they are hollow hides with a damp moss inside.

Plastic plants are also good to use, as they offer privacy.

These snakes are albino so do not require bright lighting. These particular snakes require a temperature gradient of 25˚C to 30˚C (77˚F to 86˚F) during the day. You can achieve this habitat with a heat mat and basking light on one side of the vivarium to create a warmer end. It’s important that these are controlled by thermostats so the vivarium doesn’t become overheated. At night the temperature should drop to around 20˚C to 25˚C (68˚F to 77˚F).

What should I feed my Snow Corn Snake?

Your snow corn snake should be fed one defrosted mouse weekly. You should not feed the snake a mouse bigger than the largest part of the snake.

The mice should be defrosted in a a fridge overnight should be fed to them at room temperature.

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