Corn Snake

Latin name Pantherophis guttatus
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Colubridae
IUCN Status Least Concern
Habitat Overgrown fields, pine forests, agricultural land
Distribution South-eastern and Central USA

General Information

Corn snakes are crepuscular, most active at dawn and dusk, when they hunt small mammals, birds and other reptiles. They can grow up to 1.5m in length. As they are cold-blooded reptiles, they control their body temperature by basking in warm areas to heat up then moving to a cooler place to cool down.

Lifespan: Up to 20 years in captivity

Fun Fact

Snakes shed their skin as they grow, known as shedding or sloughing. A complete shed is the sign of a healthy snake.

Keeper Notes

Our corn snake, 'Cornflake', likes to burrow into his substrate during the day or hide under logs and branches, but with his orange colour we can always find him!