Corn Snake, Rat Snake, King Snake, and Milk Snake Care Sheet

Easy Guide to Corn Snake, Rat Snake, King Snake, and Milk Snake Husbandry
(Care Sheet)
  • Life Expectancy: ~20 Years
  • Size: 4-6 ft
  • Food: Pinky Mice - Jumbo Mice
  • Feed Schedule: Every 5-7 days
  • Baby Enclosure Size: 6 qt tub, v-15 bin, or 10 gallon tank
  • Adult Enclosure Size: 32 qt tub, v-35 bin, or 20 gallon tank
  • Ambient Temp: 70-72 degrees fahrenheit
  • Hot Spot: 82-85 degrees fahrenheit
  • Humidity: 40-60%
  • Types of bedding: Aspen, Cypress, or Paper
  • Temperament/Handleability: Generally Docile
  • Additional info: Similar to ball pythons; corn, king, and rat snakes have many color and pattern mutations. That being the case, the prices are also variable. They are active and enjoy exploring their enclosures. Their care is fairly simple and is the perfect option for a pet or for breeding if you’re looking to produce cool morphs! Lights are optional but not recommended. Heat mats are the best choice. (All info above is based on common species, variable information between species may apply)

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