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Flashcards in Corn Snake Deck (15):
1

What family of snakes does the corn snake belong to?

Colubrids.

2

How long does the corn snake get?

4 - 6 feet long

3

What is the conservation status of the corn snake?

Least concern.

4

How did the corn snake get its name?

It was believed that corn snakes ate farmer's corn because they showed up in corn fields and corn silos.

5

Why is the corn snake considered a farmer's friend now?

Because they eat rodents that eat corn and destroy crops.

6

Why are corn snakes great pets?

They are very docile and require minimal care. They also stay small and come in many colors and patterns to choose from.

7

How long do corn snakes live?

6 - 8 years in the wild, up to 23 in captivity.

8

What is the range and habitat of the corn snake?

They are found throughout the southeastern and some of the central United States. They like old buildings, fields, forest edges, and farms.

9

How high up can you find a corn snake?

6,000 feet

10

Can corn snakes climb trees?

Yes.

11

Where do corn snakes brumate?

Under logs and rocks.

12

How many eggs do corn snakes lay?

12 - 24

13

How long does it take baby corn snakes to hatch?

10 weeks

14

What do baby corn snakes use to get out of their egg?

Their egg tooth.

15

What do corn snakes eat?

Primarily rodents, but they will also eat eggs, reptiles, and amphibians.