Hi I’m Debbie McCanna on behalf of Expert
Village.com. I am going to be talking to you today about the care and maintenance of corn
snakes. In this clip we are going to discuss why to have a corn snake as a pet. Corn snakes
are native to subtropic the Americas, Europe and Asia are easier to care for than most
species because they do not have the same tropical requirements of your python and boas.
Also, they grow between 4 and 6 feet and live 10 to 15 years with proper care. They are
generally docile and easily handled by both children with supervision and most adults.
If you are to live in an area where you cannot have a typical domestic pet such as a dog
or a cat or a bird due to their noise, a snake might just be the pet for you. They don’t
require daily handling. They are not noisy. They don’t smell. They only require feeding
as adults every two weeks. This is an adult corn snake here that I’ve had for approximately
10 years. As you can see, he’s reached adult length at about 4 feet and is very active
and enjoys being handled just climbing and twining around my arm. As long as I don’t
abruptly approach his face, he generally will just go where it would like to go.