'Feisty' Edinburgh corn snake is looking for a new home

Clarence the corn snake is looking for a new home in Edinburgh after being in the care of the Scottish SPCA since August 2016.
Clarence the corn snake needs a new homeClarence the corn snake needs a new home
Clarence the corn snake needs a new home

Scotland’s animal welfare charity is appealing for a new owner for Clarence, the overlooked snake in their care in the run up to Reptile Awareness Day on October 21, 2020.

The Scottish SPCA has been caring for the corn snake at their Edinburgh Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre for over four years, making him their longest reptile resident.

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Hannah Bruce, senior animal care assistant, said: “Clarence would make a great addition to a home but sadly he keeps getting overlooked, as do many reptiles who come into our


“Poor Clarence has been waiting over four years to find his forever home, after coming into our care as a stray.

“He can be quite feisty so is looking for a confident and experienced owner.”

When he first arrived at the centre, Clarence was a fussy-eater but Ms Bruce continued: “He is now eating on a somewhat regular basis but does still leave a meal here and there so any new owner would have to monitor his eating patterns closely to make sure he is not losing weight.

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“He is now holding a steady weight and is ready to find a new home.

“In light of Reptile Awareness Day coming up, we are hoping to find the perfect home for Clarence. After spending so long in our centre, he deserves to finally find his happy ever


If you are interested in giving Clarence a new home, apply via the Scottish SPCA website here.

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