Pantherophis guttatus (Corn snake)

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Pantherophis guttatus (Corn snake)

Post by volfgang on Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:29 am

Family: Colubridae
Subfamilies: Colubrinae
Rod: Pantherophis
Species: Pantherophis guttatus

My corn snake:



Description: This species inhabits North America, it is distributed along the entire continent. It belongs to a medium-sized snake, and growth from 1.2 m to 1.6 m. As for the life span, I read somewhere that one individual lived for 23 years. In nature, much less live, 7-8 years. Quiet snakes, such offspring may bite sometimes, but sometimes taking the hands become calm. Quite active snakes and super start. There are a lot of morphs of these snakes, such as:

Amenalistic:


Snow:


There are still many morphs, I gave an example of two popular.

Data for the confinement:

Temperature: It is necessary to provide a temperature gradient, so be heated part terrarium, while others should be at room temperature. In the warmer part of the temperature of 30 degrees is sufficient. You can accomplish this lamp, floor wrap or cable heaters.

Humidity: She does not need high humidity, say 40-50%. Only to increase the moisture when it's supposed to be resurfaced.

Water: water containers large enough that the snake can get to all of you need to be resurfaced or cool. Regular cleaning of the container as it snakes sometimes defecate in a bowl.

Terrarium: While little can be kept in plastic containers. For an adult, the minimum dimensions are 70x40x40 cm terrarium.

Nutrition: As baby food just hatched mice (Pinky). As they grow, so does the size of the prey. One of the rules is that the prey should be slightly thicker than a snake and when you swallow to see slightly thickened in the middle of the snake. When they grow up eating adult mice, rats, hamsters, or old about 5-6 weeks. Food every 5 days when young and later can be thin in some 10 days or longer when nearly adult specimens.
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