Corn Snakes for Sale

The Corn Snake is named for the corn or maize-like pattern of scales on its belly.  They come in many colors such as Albino, Black, Ghost, and Snow.  The Corn Snake is an astounding escape artist and can climb well with ease.  A happy, healthy Corn Snake has clear eyes (besides while shedding,) clean nose and mouth, a full, rounded body, is active and generally alert, has healthy-looking skin, will shed skin in one piece, and is a regular eater.  As a snake gets ready to shed, its eyes will become milky and blue or gray while the coloration of the body will become a whitish color.  During this time, the snake may be irritable, so avoid handling it while the shedding process is taking place.  These snakes can live up to 20 years if cared for properly and can grow up to 4-6’ in length.  Please call ahead to confirm the store location you'd like to visit has Corn Snakes for sale available.

Corn Snake Diet

These snakes need to eat frozen, thawed, warmed, or even live rodents.  If feeding live rodents, though, it is best not to leave the two parties unattended for the rodent may fight back and injure the snake.  Young snakes will eat 1-2 times a week while adults will eat every 1-2 weeks.  Remember to feed the snake in a separate container so that it may not associate your hand or an open enclosure with food.  Also, be careful with feeding habits during shedding, as it may cause unnecessary stress on your Corn Snake.  

Corn Snake Habitat

The habitat for a Corn Snake should be large enough for exercise and daily activities, with a tight fitting and/or weighted lid.  Possible substrates you can use are aspen shavings, mulch-like materials, coconut fiber, reptile bark, and sphagnum moss.  Avoid gravel as it may damage the snake’s skin.  Temperatures in your Corn Snake’s habitat should range around 85°F on the warmer end and 68-70°F on the cooler end with regulated 40-60% humidity.  Humidity may need to increase to aid the shedding process.  Snakes need a photoperiod light cycle, meaning they require 8-12 hours of light a day and black or infrared lighting may be used at nighttime.  Snakes shed their skin on a regular basis, so keep humidity levels well-regulated and provide things that aid in the process of shedding such as sphagnum moss in a shedding box.  Adult Corn Snakes can be kept together, but not with other species of snake.  

Are Corn Snakes Right for Me?

Corn Snakes do not seem to mind handling as long as they’re not shedding or getting ready to shed their skin; it is then that they may be irritable.  They can come in beautiful varieties and make for a fairly easy, rewarding, and educational pet parenting experience!  However, any reptile is capable of carrying diseases such as Salmonella, so always washing your hands after touching your pet or any of its habitat items/substances is a must.  For this reason, small children and pregnant women should not handle these pets or their associated items/substances.  If you are looking for a colorful snake that does not need regular handling, then this pet may be right for you.  If you enjoy keeping snakes or are ready to care for a long-term snake, the Corn Snake is a good choice!

At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Corn Snakes for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure! 

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