Are corn snakes the right pet for you?

Corn Snakes as pets

Corn snakes make fascinating pets for adults and children of all ages. They are easy to handle and following regular handling will become fairly tame. Corn snakes can grow to 1.5m long and will often live for around 20 years so will be a long terms commitment for anyone thinking of keeping one.

These snakes are crepuscular, most active at dawn and dusk, so they will hide and sleep during the daytime when the light is switched on and will then come out when the lights are turned off, also they tend to be terrestrial meaning they spend most of their time on the ground, however they will enjoy climbing around the vivarium given the chance.

Do I like company?

Corn snakes do not have the same need for companionship as most mammals do, so are happy kept on their own. At times it is advised to keep singularly as aggression can be shown between individuals; it would never be advised to try keeping different species together at any time!