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Corn Snake Care

Explore the resources below to learn more about corn snakes and their care.

corn snake care

Corn Snake Care Sheet Provided by Reptifiles

As part of our partnership, ReptiFiles has prepared scientifically-backed care sheets just for Zen Habitats fans. Corn Snakes make good pets due to their docile temperaments, slow movement, and manageable size. Get a shopping list and learn more all about terrarium size, lighting, temperature, humidity, substrate, feeding, handling!

Corn Snake Tips from Zen Animal Care Manager

Kasey, Zen's own Animal Care Manager, discusses why Corn Snakes are among her top five easiest reptiles! “Corn Snakes can make a great addition for families with responsible children, as they rarely bite. They can be very good at escaping, so it is important to teach children how to keep the enclosure secure for the safety of their new pet,” explained Kasey.

Getting a Corn Snake

Are you getting a new Corn Snake? Our Animal Care Manager Kasey shares tips she's learned along the way when bringing a new reptile friend into her family! “Corn Snakes can make a great addition for families with responsible children, as they rarely bite. They can be very good at escaping, so it is important to teach children how to keep the enclosure secure for the safety of their new pet,” she explained.

Five Cool Reptiles

Find out why the Nano Chameleon, Marine Iguana, Mary River Turtle, Paradise Tree Snake, and the Phantastic Leaf-tailed Gecko make our Animal Care Manage Kasey's list! Read about the world's smallest reptile, amazing evolutionary adaptations, crazy hair-dos, flying capabilities, and superior camouflaging abilities. And these are only a few of the fun facts you'll learn!

Your Healthy Snake

The first step toward keeping your snake healthy, according to Kasey, is to schedule a visit with a  veterinarian specializing in exotics within the first couple weeks of them coming home. This will help establish a baseline for your pet and create a relationship  with the veterinarian in the event your animal is to ever fall ill. Observing your snake’s behavior, body condition, activity level, skin, shedding, bowel movements, and urination is important to monitor overall health.

Zen Mat: Quick and Easy Cleaning

There are many reasons to have a Zen Habitats Zen Mat. The fact that it’s incredibly easy to keep clean makes it a must have for your pet’s 4’x2’x2’ enclosure. The seamless and poreless design prevents messes from seeping in between the mat and enclosure floor, preventing bacteria growth and odor. Not only does it provide a clean and healthy environment for your pet, it’s also extremely easy to clean.

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