Corn snakes are one of the most popular types of snakes kept as pets. They are relatively small easy to care for and gentle by nature. But even the most docile corn snake can sometimes bite usually out of fear or aggression. So do corn snakes bite often?
The answer to this question depends on a few factors including the age size and temperament of the snake. Younger smaller corn snakes are more likely to bite than their older larger counterparts. And snakes that are skittish or defensive by nature are also more likely to strike out when they feel threatened.
That said corn snakes are generally not aggressive snakes and even the most prone to biting will only do so if they feel threatened or frightened. If you handle your corn snake gently and regularly it will quickly become accustomed to your presence and less likely to bite.
Of course there is always a chance that your corn snake will bite even if you handle it with the utmost care. If this happens it is important to remain calm and avoid jerking your hand away as this could cause the snake to constrict. Instead slowly and gently remove your hand from the snake’s mouth. If the bite breaks the skin wash the wound with soap and water and see a doctor if it is bleeding heavily or if you experience any unusual symptoms.
In conclusion corn snakes are not particularly prone to biting but it is still possible for them to do so. If you are worried about being bitten take precautions such as wearing gloves when handling your snake and being careful not to startle it. Most importantly remember that corn snakes are not aggressive by nature and will only bite if they feel threatened.
Do corn snakes bite often?
No corn snakes rarely bite.
When they do it is usually because they are feeling threatened and want to scare the person away.