What can I feed a wild corn snake?

The primary natural food of corn snakes is appropriately sized rodents. Some baby corn snakes also eat lizards or an occasional frog. Adult corn snakes may eat birds or their eggs. Do not offer crickets because corn snakes don’t recognize them as food.

What can you feed corn snakes other than mice?

Non-Rodent Prey Frozen snake food generally refers to mice and rats; but rabbits, chicks, quail, frogs and fish are also sometimes fed to snakes. Frozen rabbits, chicks and quail are often available from the same suppliers as their smaller cousins are, and can be thawed and presented in the same manner.

Where are corn snakes found in the wild?

Corn snakes are found in the eastern United States from southern New Jersey to Florida, into Louisiana and parts of Kentucky. They are most abundant in Florida and other southeastern states.

How do I know if my corn snake is hungry?

Snakes will let you know when they’re hungry. They will start prowling their enclosure and their tongue flicks will increase in frequency and number.

How long can a corn snake go without eating before dying?

Corn Snakes can actually go for roughly 2-3 months before they need to eat. (Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find ‘Other related articles you might like’, once you are done reading). Typically tough when not in brumation, adult corn snakes can go up to 2 weeks without eating.

Why can’t you own a corn snake in Georgia?

They are listed as a species of special concern in Florida due to habitat loss and destruction in the lower Florida Keys. Although corn snakes are one of the most frequently bred species for the pet trade, owning corn snakes as pets is illegal in the state of Georgia, as is the ownership of any native reptile species.

What size mouse should I feed my corn snake?

Regarding what size prey to feed your corn snake, a general rule of thumb is to feed a rodent that is under twice the diameter of the snake’s mid-body girth (preferably 1.5 times the snake’s girth), but only if proper digesting temperatures are continually available to your pet.

How long can a corn snake go without eating?

Typically tough when not in brumation, adult corn snakes can go up to 2 weeks without eating. While baby corn snakes need to eat more often and should only go one week without eating. Remember that snakes are cold-blooded. So naturally require less energy from their diet.

Why does my corn snake stare at me?

A snake usually stares at its owner because it wants to be fed. Other reasons include protecting its environment, sensing heat, and lacking trust. In some cases, it can be a sign of stargazing, which is a dangerous condition requiring medical treatment.

How much is food for a corn snake?

As for its diet, a corn snake will feed on frozen rodents every one to two weeks, depend on the snake’s age. Budget about $10 per month, with each frozen mouse retailing for about $1 each. A cage, at a minimum, should be 20 to 40 gallons in size, but the larger, the better.

What all can corn snakes eat?

Corn snakes eat rodents. They also eat eggs, moles, bats, lizards, birds, and anything that reflects what they eat in the wild. Only feed them non-wild food that is free from viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

Will corn snake eat other snakes?

Like all snakes, corn snakes are carnivorous and in the wild, they eat every few days. While most corn snakes eat small rodents, such as the white-footed mouse, they may also eat other reptiles or amphibians, or climb trees to find unguarded bird eggs.

Can you over feed a corn snake?

Few reptile vets will recommend force-feeding unless the snake has lost over 10% in mass or has other health issues. Overfeeding your baby Corn snake may not seem like a bad thing as growing snakes need vitamins and nutrients. However, overfeeding or power feeding can result in an unhealthy snake with a shorter lifespan.