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This is my corn snake, Pyro, I just got him out today to feed him. Last week when I got him out, I didn't notice any different colors, but he had a yellow tint around his face/upper body. His temperature usually varies around 80-87 degrees Fahrenheit (27-31 degrees Celsius), sometimes getting to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). His humidity is around 40-60 %, sometimes getting up to 70 %.

I'm really nervous about it, I'm not sure if I need to take him to a vet or not? I researched about it and some people said it's normal, and it happens usually after they shed, he shed around 2-3 weeks ago? He's around 5-6 months old.

I use aspen shavings in his tank, and feed him in a separate container. I feed him frozen pinkies once every week.

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    Wwlcome to pets.SE! This is a good quality question. But if you are in concern of your pet's health, do not wait for the guesses of strangers from the internet. Visit or call a vet, to get an experienced advice in time. – Allerleirauh May 7 at 17:02
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If nothing has changed, and he's still eating and acting normal, there's probably nothing to worry about. Snakes often change color as they age, some very dramatically (e.g. green tree pythons, cotton mouths, copper heads. This guy has a video going into some detail about corns specifically.). See if it's still there after his next shed. That's about all I can say without more info.

Although you say "his temperature usually varies around 80-87 degrees Fahrenheit", I assume you mean his hot spot, and not the whole enclosure? He definitely should be able to get to cooler areas for thermoregulation.

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  • Maybe you can provide some kind of source for your statement about color changing? This would make this answer more valuable for later users with the same question – Allerleirauh May 13 at 19:18
  • I added some examples of specific snakes that exhibit this trait, that work? Or you mean like a link to a source saying that this occurs? – SuperStew May 13 at 19:26
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    This is great, but a link would be perfect ;) – Allerleirauh May 14 at 3:47
  • Thank you, I just fed him yesterday, he ate quickly but I think thats because his last feed was a little small. He's been getting out and about like normal, I'll keep an eye on him. thank you – Zoie May 14 at 16:22
  • oh , forgot to say, yes thats his hot spot – Zoie May 14 at 16:40

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