AE Journal #4 – Corn Snakes

16 Aug

Recently, at Animal Embassy, we have been hatching baby corn snake eggs. So exciting!

  

Here’s a couple of facts about these interesting creatures:

– Mature corn snakes can grow to be about 3 to 5 feet in length

– They live about 15 to 20 years

– These snakes eat meat, therefore they hunt mice and other small rodents

– They are non-venoumous, hence they are constrictors, meaning they squeeze their prey

– One of the most popular pet snake breeds

– Female corn snakes normally lay about 7 to 14 eggs

Stay tuned for new blog posts! Thanks for reading! 

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3 Responses to “AE Journal #4 – Corn Snakes”

  1. peg August 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    So intestering. Did you witness the female snake laying her eggs or is that a nocturnal event?

    • animalchamps August 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

      I didn’t see the female laying her eggs, but corn snakes usually try to lay their eggs over night. It takes an average of about 6 to 8 hours for the process to be complete. 🙂

  2. Robert August 22, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    I bought two hatchling snakes for my birthday in 1986. One just recently died in 2012; the other is not only still alive, she just produced about half a dozen eggs. These snakes have lived to be 26 years of age, and one’s still going.

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