Shedding is stressful. More so for your corn snake, but it can increase your stress levels too. You want to make your snake comfortable during the shedding process, when it is especially vulnerable. You also want to provide the right conditions for a successful shed. So how often do you and your corn snake have to go through this? I might have some bad news for … [Read more...] about How Often Do Corn Snakes Shed?
Pet Snake Info
How To Sex A Corn Snake Safely At Home
I can't tell you how many male corn snakes end up with female names, and vice versa. That's because most snake owners don't know the sex of their pet. It's not usually a big deal. But it can be, if you plan on breeding your corn snake. Whether you simply want to know the sex so you can pick out an appropriate snake name, or you need to know the sex for breeding, its … [Read more...] about How To Sex A Corn Snake Safely At Home
How Fast Do Corn Snakes Grow?
Corn snakes and ball pythons are the two most popular pet snakes. Two big reasons pet owners love corn snakes is their beauty and their docile nature. Another reason is that they do not grow overlay large. But they do reach maturity fairly soon in life. That obviously means a fast growth rate. How fast? Let's find out. How Fast Do Corn Snakes … [Read more...] about How Fast Do Corn Snakes Grow?
Can Snakes Recognize Their Owners?
That's not why you get a snake. If you want a pet that comes running whenever you open the door, and jumps in your lap for cuddling whenever you want, get a dog. If you want some cuddling, but on your pet's terms and not yours, get a cat. A snake will rarely even acknowledge your presence. And while you can hold a pet snake occasionally, that can hardly be described … [Read more...] about Can Snakes Recognize Their Owners?
Can You Defang A Snake? (And The Other Question You Need To Ask)
The answer is simple: yes. But it's not that easy. First of all, the defanging process is risky, both to the snake and the person removing the fangs. Second, the fangs often grow back anyway. But the real question is: if you feel the need to defang your snake, should you really have that snake as a pet in the first place? That's not meant to be judgmental. It's a … [Read more...] about Can You Defang A Snake? (And The Other Question You Need To Ask)
Corn Snake Vs Ball Python (Which Is The Better Pet For You?)
The corn snake and ball python are the two most popular pet snakes. It only makes sense to compare them directly. They have a lot of characteristics in common. Specifically, the characteristics that make them such great pets. But they also have a few distinct differences. These differences are important. They determine which of these snakes would make the better pet … [Read more...] about Corn Snake Vs Ball Python (Which Is The Better Pet For You?)
Mexican Black Kingsnake Care: Everything You Need To Know
Are you considering the Mexican Black Kingsnake as a pet? It makes sense. It has a cool look, is highly adaptable and does well in captivity. Even better, it is not nocturnal. That makes it an entertaining pet to own, because it is active while you are awake. It is a great snake for beginners, too. It is not venomous, does not get too large and is docile. But it … [Read more...] about Mexican Black Kingsnake Care: Everything You Need To Know
Why Is My Snake Not Eating? (And How To Fix It)
It's worrying to see your snake without an appetite. You know that snakes can go a long time without food, but that doesn't mean they should. Especially not YOUR snake. You want it to be happy in your home. Plus, not eating can put its health at risk. So let's find out what can cause a snake to lose its appetite and how you can fix it and get it eating … [Read more...] about Why Is My Snake Not Eating? (And How To Fix It)
Corn Snake Vs King Snake (Which Makes The Better Pet?)
Kingsnakes and corn snakes have a lot of similarities. They're both docile, neither gets overly large and they're easy to find. In short: both make excellent pets, especially for beginning owners. But they do have their differences. One is much better for beginners than the other. Their appearance can be similar, but usually differs enough that most people will … [Read more...] about Corn Snake Vs King Snake (Which Makes The Better Pet?)
How Long Can A Snake Go Without Eating?
Snakes are amazing creatures. If we humans go without food for a while, it takes less than two weeks for starvation to set in. If we get enough water, we can survive for a month or more. Most of us would die before two months is up. Two weeks is nothing for a snake. They can do that without even feeling it. Two months isn't a big deal either. Most snakes go … [Read more...] about How Long Can A Snake Go Without Eating?