Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Posted May 20, 2016
I first met my corn snake, Fred, when he was given to my brother as a Christmas gift by one of our neighbors. I remember just how excited I was to see him, especially since I had never had a pet before. When my brother moved out to college just this year, I was entrusted with Fred's safekeeping. As I spent more time around him, I began to realize some of his flaws as a pet. For one thing, he really didn't do much. Heck, the majority of the time I couldn't even see him; he would stay buried under his water bowl or bedding. The only time he came out was when it was time to be fed or have his cage cleaned. That isn't too say having him wasn't without it's perks; I firmly believe there is nothing more satisfying than watching a snakes's distended jaw engulfing the last bit of a mouse's tail. Still, as far as companionship goes, corn snakes really aren't your best pick. I would say that this breed is nice for kids, because it's low maintenance and just weird enough to warrant the 'cool' factor. If you're an adult and looking for a more interactive pet, look for something else.