Caring For Your Corn Snake
Thanks for stopping by. Corn snakes are beautiful animals, and they make wonderful pets for people of all ages. I hope that my site will help answer any "care" questions you might have. Doing research before getting your new snake is important... it will help him/her have a better, happier life. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Corn snakes are fairly easy to care for and come in a variety of beautiful patterns/colors. Breeders have discovered and utilized new genes to produce many beautiful corn snake morphs. Because of this, the captive bred corn snake comes in a large variety of patterns and colors.... lavender, pink, orange, red, yellow, earthy colors, and more. I like them all, but here are a few of my favorite corn snake morphs... Sunglow Stripe, Abbott's Okeetee, Champagne Stripe, Blizzard, Coral Snow, Bloodred Stripe, Caramel Motley, Butter Stripe, Reverse Okeetee, Lavender Bloodred (Plasma), Hypo Lavender Stripe and Amel Bloodred (Fire). Corn Snakes with the zigzag or aztec pattern are also a favorite. With such a wonderful variety, it's easy to find one that's just perfect for you!
Corn snakes are a member of the Pantherophis guttatus species. This species was formerly called Elaphe gutatta gutatta. Corn snakes are non-venomous. They can be found in the wild and are native to the South-Eastern portion of the United States. Some of the varieties of corn snakes are named according to where they were originally found in the wild. Miami Corn Snake, for example, originated in Southern Florida. In the wild, their colors are usually combinations of orange, brown, yellow and black.
Some people believe that the corn snake was named because the checkers on it’s belly look similar to Indian corn. Corn snakes are colubrids, which means they are a member of the Colubridea family. This is a broad classification of snakes that includes many species… including king snakes, milk snakes and rat snakes.