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 about Snakes
Snakes inhabit virtually every area on Earth, with the exception of Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland and New Zealand. Snakes vary in size and color, but most live in tropical regions and deserts and survive on land and in water.Full Answer >
The corn snake is widespread across the eastern United States, although it is most concentrated in the southeastern portion of the country. The habitat of the corn snake is variable and includes rocky hillsides, meadowlands and wooded areas.Full Answer >
In captivity, corn snakes typically live from 15 to 20 years, depending on their individual care, diet and handling. Wild corn snakes have a much shorter lifespan than pet corn snakes.Full Answer >
Several species of snakes, including Cropan’s boa, Ramsay’s python and the Round Island boa, are endangered as of 2014. The short-nosed and leaf-scaled sea snakes that live in the coral reefs surrounding Australia are also critically endangered.Full Answer >