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The Corn Snake was one of the first snakes to be kept in captivity of humans. Corn snakes are one of the most common snakes available in the pet trade due to their gentle nature, ease of care, low maintenance, manageable size, lack of fangs, non-venomous, and the wide variety of patterns, colors, and morphs available to choose from. These snakes are excellent escape artists and will escape their enclosure if not properly fastened. More beginners lose their snakes to escapes than death. Large numbers are bred annually ensuring that there is a large captive-bred population, lifting the need to collect specimens from the wild.

The Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata guttata) or Red Rat Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) is a species of Rat Snake. A Corn Snake suffocates its prey by wrapping its body around it. Constricting prey is a basic instinct for snakes and they will perform this action in the wild and in captivity. Like any animal its temperament and behavior is different for each snake. Corn snakes are generally docile and make excellent pets. Their average adult length is about 1.2 to 1.8 metres (46 ft) fully grown, and they can live up to 20 years. They are found throughout the south-eastern and central United States as well as parts of Mexico. The name 'Corn Snake' refers to the splotched pattern on its belly, which resembles Indian maize. Some, however, believe it is because they are often found in corn fields where they search for rodent prey.

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    +Werena

    Age: 34Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Grumpy
    Grumpy

    Age: 6Y Sex: M

    Canada

  • Wumbo
    Wumbo

    Age: 4Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Ekans
    Ekans

    Age: 4Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Kamea
    Kamea

    Age: 8Y Sex: F

    United States

  • Jake
    Jake

    Age: 7Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Winky
    Winky

    Age: 8Y Sex: F

    United Kingdom

  • Ekans
    Ekans

    Age: 9Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Patty
    Patty

    Age: 7Y Sex: F

    Canada

  • Corn Flake
    Corn Flake

    Age: 8Y Sex: M

    United States

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