Saturday, July 21, 2012

Corn Snake

Corn Snake Classification
Rat Snake Corn Snake Elaphe genus belonging to the family Colubridae. Corn Snake Elaphe scientific name guttata, and there are two recognized subspecies: Elaphe guttata Elaphe guttata guttata and emoryi.

Corn snakes live in Mexico and in the south-eastern and central United States. The first subspecies, Elaphe guttata guttata, inhabit the southeastern United States and can be identified in orange skin and black-bordered red spots. It is known as the Corn Snake general or Red Rat Snake.

The second subspecies, Elaphe guttata emoryi, known as the Snake or Great Plains Rat Snake Emory mice. This subspecies is found in the center of North America and parts of Mexico. Emory Rat Snake northern Report from Michigan, while the range of the snake extends eastward all the way to Massachusetts. Emory Rat snakes do not show strong staining with Red Rat Snake. Usually light gray or brown spots is of dark gray, sometimes with olive-green color. Emory Rat snakes are also usually bigger and fatter than the Red Rat Snake and will not produce many eggs per clutch.

Corn Snake Pet
Popular pet corn snake for various reasons. You will not need a large aquarium, because the average adult snakes Corn will be no more than 4 feet. This makes a corn snake from the smallest species of rat snake, and also one of the most aggressive. Its docile temperament makes it easy to handle even for an experienced snake keeper. Corn snakes usually called strong enough and will last a beginner offense by a new snake keeper. Some Corn Snake has lived for more than 30 years in captivity, and the average corn snake will live for about 15-20 years in captivity (if given proper care).

Because the corn snake has become a popular pet, you will likely find a local pet shop. This type of breed easily in captivity, so you do not need to enter the wild caught population to get a pet corn snake.

Before you get a corn snake, you should always make a thorough study to provide the treatment, the right environment and food. Also make sure that you know which subspecies of corn snakes pet ownership. Emory Rat snakes are usually a bit more aggressive than the General Corn Snake. It is also important to know what is the charge of the Corn snake, or snakes of any kind, will violate regulations of the country or region. Some landlords will not allow all types of such snakes in their homes.

Corn Snake Diet
Corn snake its common name is derived from hunting rats in the corn fields. Just like all other members of the genus Rat Snake, is the staple diet of animals pengerat. Corn snake, but also skilled climbers and often will change pengerat animals with bats, birds and bird eggs. Corn snakes newly hatched will often hunt smaller lizards, and some specimens of reptiles continue to eat even as adults.

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