Contemporary pop culture has driven trepidations within us. We think that every snake is a dangerous beast that lustfully craves our peril and demise. That is to say, we think that all serpents are of the Snakes on a Plane variety; suggesting that the “snakes are out to get us.” Sure, it’d be disingenuous to say that all snakes are harmless little creatures that we can cuddle like teddy bears, but it would be carelessly ignorant to believe that all snakes are monsters that will kill us without a second of thought. In fact, some snakes can be owned, and you won’t have to fear that it will aim for your destruction. The corn snake is one of the most serene, intriguing and fun snakes to own. Essentially, they are the puppies of snakes (though, they don’t bark). If you are incredulously, contemplating ownership or just indifferent, this article will sway you to the side of corn snake fandom.
Reason 1: Anyone can love them
If there was one snake that anyone can adore, it would be the corn snake. They are calm, not aggressive and are pretty receptive to their owners. They are beloved by more experienced owners, also. Their skin bears a wide range of colors and patterns, so if you want variety in a certain type, the corn snake fit’s the bill. Children, teens and adults, when they become owners, cannot get enough of them, and it is pretty easy to see why. The corn snake isn’t venomous, nor does it bite often, although it may misinterpret your hands and fingers for food, from time to time (hey, it gets hungry).
Reason 2: The Lifespan and Size
Corn snakes have a lifespan of 15-20 years, so, unless it gets severely ill, it will survive for a while. In terms of size, the corn snake will be about 3-5 feet in length, which is perfect for most people. It’s great for beginner’s especially, as it makes snakes easier to hold and care for.
Reason 3: They’re Inexpensive
Generally, corn snakes will be anywhere from €21.12-100, depending on where you buy them. This makes the corn snake one of the cheapest snake to own. The financial feasibility is what makes it so attractive to new and experienced owners alike.
Corn Snakes are definitely good pets for your household. If you give it enough love and the right amount of care, your ownership experience will be great.