Creamsicle Corn Snake
Scientific Name: Elaphe Guttata
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This is a snake species commonly known as Creamsicle Corn Snake. Scientifically, it is known as Elaphe guttata. It is actually a crossbreed of a Rat Snake and a Corn Snake with no black pigment. They are commonly known as ˜corn snakes which is a name derived from the maze-like pattern on their abdomen resembling corn. The snake is available in a variety of colors but the common type has soft orange markings on a light orange or yellow background. It has ruby-red eyes and straplike scales in one row down the belly. The snake has small fangs and varies from stout to slender-bodied.
Creamsicle Corn Snakes Are Beautiful Creatures
Facts About Creamsicle Corn Snakes
The snake generally has an attractive pattern mostly zigzag and striped. It normally has a light orange to yellow color. Its moderate adult size is 4 to 6 feet long.
The snake occurs throughout central and southeastern United States.
The snake is non-venomous and its reluctance to bite and docile nature makes it an excellent pet snake. It is a very friendly, calm and curious snake and lets anyone hold it. It also has a reputation of poking the head along borders of cages with its sensitive tongue flicking frequently.
This species is bred with other species presenting some of the most beautiful and varied coloration patterns. The snake breeds shortly after winter. Egg laying occurs a month after mating with 12-24 eggs which are deposited into a moist, warm hidden location. About ten weeks after laying eggs, the young snakes using a specialized scale known as an egg tooth make an opening through the eggshell. They crawl out of the shell approximately 5 inches long.
It is a popular pet snake for pet beginners requiring relatively simple care and does not bite often. It is easy to feed and maintain the snake and it loves frequent handling. When in captivity, they live for about 20 to 25 years.