yooooo my mom was just gifted a corn snake as a class pet from one of her teaching colleagues. Her name's Bindi and she's going to be staying in my room over winter and summer breaks!!! I'm so excited to meet her during Thanksgiving! Got any tips for snake care? My pet experience is pretty limited to cats. ;^_^
A corn snake is a fantastic pet! Will she live with you if she has to leave the classroom permanently? Corn snakes can live 15-20 years with proper care, so she may have many years left depending on her current age!
I assume she comes with a set-up already, with a tank, heat mat, snake-safe substrate, and hides. When she’s been moved (will you move the tank or have a separate one?) , you’ll want to leave her alone for a few days to let her get used to new surroundings. Feeding is easy; hop on down to the pet store, grab a package of frozen m.ice in an appropriate size, and thaw one out for her once a week. Don’t handle her for a couple days after feeding, and try to restrict handling when she’s ready to shed, but otherwise cornsnakes can be handled fairly often, a few times a week. Always wash/sanitize your hands before and after!
If she’s in an aquarium, use clamps to keep the lid on or she will escape. I don’t know why snakes think exploring the house is so much more exciting than staying in their safe warm house…
If you have any specific questions ask away, and post pictures!