Found in the southeastern United States, corn snakes (Elaphe guttata) usually grow 3’-5’ in length and have a life span of 15-25 years. They’re able tree climbers, diurnal (daytime active), and need hiding spots in their caging, which should be no smaller than 30”x12” with secure screened covers. They’re constrictors, catching their prey with a bite and wrapping around with coils. Corn snakes are not daily feeders. In captivity, a meal is usually given once every 7-10 days. Sometimes called the red rat snake, they help to control rodent populations in the wild. Temperature and humidity concerns are moderate. They are one of the most frequently bred snakes for pet purposes.