Most corn snakes will not thrive if kept on sand as their primary substrate. This is because sand does not provide the corn snake with the level of humidity that it needs nor does it allow the corn snake to burrow. Corn snakes are generally better off on a substrate that is more forgiving like aspen shavings or reptile carpet. Sand can be used as a secondary substrate however or as a way to add variety to your corn snake’s enclosure.
Do corn snakes like to live in sand?
No corn snakes do not like to live in sand.
Why don’t corn snakes like living in sand?
Corn snakes do not like living in sand because it is too dry for them and it does not hold heat well.
Where does a corn snake natural live?
Corn snakes natural live in the southeastern United States.
What does a corn snake need in order to live?
A corn snake needs a warm and humid environment in order to live.
What happens to a corn snake if it lives in a dry environment?
If a corn snake lives in a dry environment it will become dehydrated and could die.
Can a corn snake live in a terrarium?
Yes a corn snake can live in a terrarium as long as the terrarium is the proper size and has the proper conditions.
How big does a corn snake’s terrarium need to be?
A corn snake’s terrarium needs to be at least 10 gallons.
What kind of substrate should be in a corn snake’s terrarium?
The substrate in a corn snake’s terrarium should be something that retains moisture such as cypress mulch.
What else needs to be in a corn snake’s terrarium?
In addition to the proper substrate a corn snake’s terrarium needs a hiding spot a water bowl and a heat source.
What is the best heat source for a corn snake’s terrarium?
The best heat source for a corn snake’s terrarium is a heat lamp.
What kind of hiding spot does a corn snake need?
A corn snake needs a hiding spot that is dark warm and humid.
What kind of water bowl does a corn snake need?
A corn snake needs a water bowl that is big enough for it to soak in and that is shallow enough that it cannot drown.
How often does a corn snake need to be watered?
A corn snake needs to be watered every week.
How often does a corn snake need to be fed?
A corn snake needs to be fed every 5 to 7 days.
What does a corn snake eat?
A corn snake eats rodents such as mice and rats.