Holli Friedland: I am Holli Friedland, Program Director of the Mid-Atlantic Reptile Show and this is how to care for a Corn Snake. In this segment, we will be talking about how to choose the right snake -- Corn snake for you and you should pick one that is healthy and active like this one is and you shouldn't be able to see the spine bone down at its back because if you do, then its way too thin. You should always try whenever possible to get your snake from either a breeder or a Reptile Show or even from a rescue and that way you are getting the reptile directly from the person who has bred it. You want to ask the breeder what kind of food its eating. Whether it's eating live, fresh killed or a frozen thawed food and that way, you know what it's going to want to eat when you take it home.
Also, if the breeder -- if it's a baby snake and the breeder says that it has never eaten, don't buy it. Don't buy a Corn snake from a pet store just because you feel sorry for it, especially if it's unhealthy because then you are going to end up with an unhealthy animal and the pet store is just going to buy more to sell.
Coming up next is how to handle your Corn Snake.