There are many debate about what a Ghost Corn Snake actually is. The most popular contention is that it’s not really a corn snake at all, but rather an Indian Rat Snake species (Elaphe guttata). To resolve this issue, one would need to dissect the snake and analyze its DNA. Until then, we’ll just refer to it as a ghost corn snake!
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There is no definite answer when it comes to finding the “perfect morph” for a corn snake. However, some of the most commonly used morphs include the albino,California corn snake, and others with predominantly black or dark markings. It ultimately depends on your personal preferences as to what looks best on your snake. Some tips that may help you find the right morph include ensuring that the correct size and weight is chosen, reviewing photos and videos of different morphs before making a purchase, and keeping in mind what type of environment (indoor or outdoor) your Corn Snake will be living in.
Is a corn snake poisonous?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the toxicity of a particular snake may vary depending on its size, age, and diet. However, in general, corn snakes are considered nontoxic to humans. While they do have venom capable of inducing mild to moderate symptoms in adult humans if bitten (including pain, swollen lymph nodes, nausea/vomiting, and headaches), fatalities from corn snake bites are extremely rare. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 2 confirmed deaths have been attributed to corn snakes globally over the past century!
When it comes to corn snakes, the price varies depending on the size, sex and color of the snake. However, ingeneral, costs can range from $50 to $200+, though lower-priced snakes may also be available. Breeding pairs may cost more than non-breeding adult snakes. While there are certainly exceptions to these general prices points, on average, a corn snake will cost quite a bit.
Indian ringnecks are a long-lived pet snake, typically living for 10 to 12 years. However, as with all animals, some snakes can live much longer and there are examples of Indian ringnecks that have lived up to 24 years or even more in captivity.
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