corn snake not digesting food
Snake Health

7 Common Corn Snake Digestion Problems

Corn snake digestion problems are surprisingly common, and have a variety of underlying causes. Digestive issues often pose a unique and difficult problem for snake owners to resolve. It’s vital that you identify the problem if your snake’s stomach symptoms are chronic. A corn snake not digesting food, regardless of […]

snakes that pretend to be dead
Questions About Snakes

Are There Snakes That Play Dead?

Playing dead (thanatosis) is a common defense mechanism. But of all the animals you associate with pretending to be dead, snakes aren’t necessarily one of them. Pretending to be dead is something that you see more frequently in wild than captive snakes. Captive snakes quickly learn that you aren’t a […]

What Are Spurs on Snakes?
Questions About Snakes

What Are Spurs on Snakes?

Spurs are a unique part of a snake’s anatomy.  Not all snakes have spurs, only ones that have remained unchanged for millions of years. The spurs on snakes are a ‘vestigial remnant.’ Some people mistakenly think that spurs are a build-up of unshed skin and nothing more. Although snakes no […]