Do Corn x Pueblan milk snakes make good pets?
Both Corn x Pueblan milk snake and Pueblan milk snakes are American colubrids and have practically identical husbandry requirements, which makes keeping a hybrid of these two species happy and healthy quite easy. This is a man-made hybrid, and no evidence can be found of them occurring naturally, making this a truly unique pet.
Morphology of this hybrid can be quite variable between individuals, but ours look closer to a Pueblan milk snake than they do a Corn snake. Being an artificially selected hybrid, any Corn x Pueblan milk snake for sale at Swell Reptiles will be captive bred in the US, meaning you can rest assured that your new snake came from a reliable source.
What size vivarium do I need for a Corn x Pueblan milk snake?
Both Corn snakes and Pueblan milk snakes are very active species, so unsurprisingly, their hybrids are also particularly active and should be provided with plenty of space to roam and for enrichment. We recommend a minimum enclosure size of 120 x 60 x 60cm (4 x 2 x 2ft), for example, the VivExotic Repti-Home Bearded Dragon Vivarium Large.
Does my Corn x Pueblan milk snake need to be heated?
As with Corn and Pueblan milk snakes, the Corn Pueblan milk snake must be provided with a thermogradient that runs from warm in one end of the enclosure, to cool in the other end to allow them to regulate their internal body temperature.
The ideal temperature range for this hybrid is the same as for the individual species, so a basking temperature between 30-32°C (86-86°F) and a cool end temperature of around 22°C (71°F).
Due to the larger enclosure size required, this should be achieved using an overhead heating element connected to a compatible thermostat, such as a basking lamp and dimming thermostat or ceramic heat emitter and pulse thermostat.