A 20 gallon lengthy makes a very good sized cage for a corn snake. Even 5 toes lengthy totally grown grownup corn snakes, solely require a cage about three toes lengthy by fifteen to eighteen inches excessive by fifteen inches from entrance to again. In actual fact, this measurement is large enough for a pair of Corn Snakes.
It’s OK to conserving two snakes in a single cage, however three or extra is an excessive amount of. In different hand, snakes do not like huge large open area. So, it’s no good getting an grownup measurement cage for hatchling. The large area will stress this younger corn snakes out.
Corn snakes are good at climbing, squeezing out very small holes, and may also use their our bodies to push the display prime of a poorly fitted cage. Corn snakes are wonderful escape artist, so selecting a stable cage with a safe prime is essential. Some snakes will continually rub their nostril in opposition to screened prime of the cage to discover a manner out. The ensuing scratch must be handled with an antiseptic and antibiotic ointment. At all times consider the furnishings within the enclosure to supply a extra pure atmosphere. It’s a good suggestion to make use of vegetation and lots of hiding spots in a big cage to make the corn snake really feel safe.
Hiding spots and vegetation for climbing and resting must be offered. A cover field, upturned cardboard field or plastic tube will do, must be offered that’s simply massive sufficient for the corn snake to cover away and curl up in. Hole bark “logs” (obtainable from most reptile pet shops) make a sensible choice to get “pure” look. Ideally, a hiding spot must be out there in each the cooler and hotter ends of the enclosure Soft Removable Cover, Overheat Protection Pad B07D6M39RD.
Corn snakes, like all reptiles, can not preserve their inner physique warmth. Thus, sustaining the cage on the correct temperature is significant to care of corn snakes. A temperature gradient from 70 – 75 ºF on one finish of the cage to 80 – 85 ºF on the opposite must be maintained to permit the snake to manage its physique temperature by shifting from one a part of the cage to the opposite.
The warmth mat is one of the simplest ways to warmth the corn snake’s cage. These are rectangular electrical heating pads, sealed in laminated plastic with cable popping out at one edge. Accessible in varied sizes for various cages and might be bought at reptile pet retailers.
The warmth pad must be positioned beneath one-half of the cage, overlaying roughly half the ground space, thus giving the corn snake a alternative of heat and funky areas. To simply monitor temperature, cheap self-sticks thermometers might be bought and utilized about an inch above the underside of the cage on the nice and cozy facet. A thermostat and warmth sensor should be integrated within the system, to robotically change the warmth pad on and off as obligatory. All gadgets for snake cage might be bought at a very good reptile pet store.