|Description:||These animals are also known as the red corn snake as wild individuals are often dark orangey-red in colour. However, due to their increased popularity in the pet trade there are now a wide variety of colour forms seen in this species. Corn snakes are slender snakes but can reach over 5ft in length.||Habitat & Distribution:||These snakes may be found in woodlands, grasslands, farmlands and in farm buildings in eastern and south-eastern North America. The name corn snake derives from the fact that they used to often be seen in corn sheds.|
|Diet:||Small mammals such as mice.|
|Conservation Status:||Least concern.|
|Did you know?||
Corn snakes are non venomous. Instead, when catching their prey they constrict it (suffocate the animals by wrapping their body around it and squeezing).
Corn snakes can live for up to 20 years if well cared for in captivity.
At Amazonia we have four corn snakes. Amber, Powder, Tango and Sprite.