Corn Snake

Corn Snake

Corn Snake

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.

Corn snakes are known for their incredible adaptability. They can be found in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns. From brilliant oranges and reds to captivating blues and yellows, these serpentine wonders truly are living masterpieces.

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

Corn snakes have also developed a fascinating survival tactic. When faced with threats or predators, they sometimes mimic the appearance and behaviour of the venomous copperhead snake. It's a clever ruse to scare off potential foes, and it works like magic.


Up to 20 years in captivity.

Fun Fact

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

Our Resident

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!

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