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Do corn snakes have teeth?

A lot of new owners are going to be worried about snake bites. Especially when you have little children around so you’re going to be wondering if it’s safe to have snakes around

The first thing you should know about corn snakes is they are docile and friendly

You don’t have to worry too much about them hurting you or anyone around you

Just make sure you are friendly towards them and they will be friendly towards you

do corn snakes have teeth

Do corn snakes have teeth

Yes, corn snakes do have teeth but they are very small. In order to see them, you would have to be really looking

Corn snakes have saw-like jagged teeth so when they catch prey they have a really hard time escaping

The more prey try to struggle the more the teeth will dig in which is counter-intuitive to what you would naturally do when you’re bitten by something

Normally when people get bitten they will pull away quickly. Try not to do that

What to do if you’re bitten and how does it feel?

it’s not really a big deal when you get bitten by a corn snake

It hurts a little but not really that much. I would keep small children away from them until they are trusted to not bite and make sure the child is old enough to follow instructions

Just clean the area and move on. It’s the best thing you can do really and please do not hit the snake if it bites you

some people get all upset when they get bitten but it’s a reptile, they aren’t dogs. Treat them well as often as you can

Do corn snakes have fangs?

No, corn snakes do not have fangs. Fangs are venom injection tools. Since corn snakes are non-venomous they do not have fangs

Snakes use fangs to basically paralyze and then feed on their prey while it’s still alive

Corn snakes actually use Constriction as their primary way of killing prey.

What do corn snake teeth look like?

Again you won’t see any fangs on a corn snake so you won’t see big front teeth that are prominent.

They have jagged saw-like teeth they use to chew up things and stop them from regurgitating food

If you think about what a saw ( the tool ) looks like that is exactly what a corn snakes teeth will look like

When they finally do catch their prey their teeth make it difficult for the prey to wiggle free and escape

Those saw-like teeth will just dig further into the skin every time it tried to move

Corn snakes have around 30 teeth in their mouth

Their mouths have a strange shape with rows where their teeth go

They will have about 4 rows of teeth on the top and 2 on the bottom

Should i worry about a corn snake bite?

no, you really shouldn’t

Their bites don’t really hurt and it’s hard for them to pierce our skin

It may get you in a spot that draws a little blood but honestly, it’s not that bad

Recommendations for your corn snake

This thing here is for your snake to bathe in

This is a reptile thermometer

This is a tank for your snake

This is a hygrometer and thermometer