Corn snakes can reach lengths of 4 to 5.5 feet. Newly hatched corn snakes are just 8 to 12 inches in length. Babies can easily live in small snake habitats no bigger than shoe boxes, while adults need large aquariums; Reptiles Magazine recommends a minimum size of 20 gallons.Know More
Corn snakes that are properly cared for can easily live into their late teens. Some snakes live into their 20s, and they can reproduce up until they are 10 to 12 years old.
Corn snakes in captivity are usually fed a diet of appropriately sized mice, lizards or frogs. Food can be given live, although many owners prefer to buy frozen food and thaw it before feeding.Learn more in Snakes
Snakes catch their prey by using their well-developed senses to detect vibrations, heat, chemical signals and movement. Snakes need to swallow their food whole, as their teeth are not made for chewing but for capturing and grasping prey.Full Answer >
According to VCA Hospitals, all snakes are carnivores and prefer to eat whole prey items. The specific prey items depend on the snake species and the size of the snake.Full Answer >
Snakes slither by using their scales as friction hooks to latch onto rough surfaces and propel themselves. They also shift their weight around, concentrating it in a way that allows them to move. Some snakes may have individual muscle control over their scales that allows them to move rapidly.Full Answer >
Not all snakes are venomous, but even nonvenomous snakes are subject to strike if they feel frightened or sense danger. An easy way to determine if a snake is poisonous is to look at its pupils; the pupils of poisonous snakes are elliptical, much like the eyes of a cat, while the pupils of a non-venomous snake are round.Full Answer >