Do all corn snakes lay eggs?

Asked October 16, 2020, 7:46 AM EDT

I have a female cornsnake who is about 12 years old. She has never been in contact with any other snake. I have owned her for my whole life and she has never laid an egg. Is this normal?

Outside United States

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Yes, if your snake has not been in close proximity to a male or been bred, then generally it will not lay any eggs. In some cases, corn snakes and other species have laid a clutch of infertile eggs, but this is uncommon.

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Jim