Corn Snake

MBD – Metabolic Bone Disease

You’ve heard about MBD. It’s bad. But what does it actually do to a reptile’s body, and how can you ensure you will never have to deal with it?MBD, Metabolic Bone Disease, is a disorder caused by the abnormalities of minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin D, which causes the bone structure to weaken as the calcium is released back into the bloodstream, to preven...

UVB Lighting – What, Why, How? Part 1 – Snakes and Nocturnal Species

UVB lighting is something that has advanced more than anyone could have imagined over the last few years. The basic information that reptile keepers had was used well, but it’s now obvious that this is out dated, and though often repeated through to new hobbyists, is more often than not incorrect these days.There are many aspects of lighting that we have learnt more information about, and can ...

Keeping corn snakes: The ideal snake for the beginner

Corn snakes are one of the most popular reptiles and certainly among the most popular snakes. Their popularity is due to being easy to keep, hardy, well suited to captive conditions and being quite easy to care for.Cornsnakes also called red cornsnakes (Pantherophis guttatus), corn snake, or rat snakes, are a North American species found along the east coast as far north as New Jersey and as far...

Corn Snake Care: What You Need to Know to Get Started

Corn snake care is easy as they are friendly and docile creatures. They don't grow too big, reaching a mature length of around 3-6ft (around 91–183 cm) long but most range between 3-4ft. They live for around 10–20 years and sometimes longer, meaning they'll give you years of enjoyment. They can be found in pretty much any colour with a number of striking patterns to suit your taste.You can h...

Keeping colubrids

For beginners new to keeping snakes, many people go for colubrids because they are so tame and easy to handle. The three most popular types of colubrids are corn snakes, milk snakes and king snakes.The corn snake (Elaphe guttata) is a North American species found in the southeast and central USA for example the Carolinas.Their docile nature, reluctance to bite, attractive pattern and simple ca...