Beautiful breeding Pair of Adult Honduran Milk Snakes now avilable In-Store at Newlands.
Milk snakes, comprising 24 subspecies of Lampropeltis triangulum, are some of the most beautiful snakes in the world. These moderately sized snakes inhabit a vast range, stretching from southeastern Canada to South America
Honduran milk snakes are a medium sized snake and adults range between 4-7 feet.
With proper care one can expect their milk snake to live 10-20 years.
Feed your Milksnake an appropriate size meal every 3 to 5 days (young Milksnakes) or every 7 days (adults)
Honduran Milksnakes can eat mice their entire life, starting with small pinkie mice as hatchlings.
Do not handle your Milksnake for the next 48 hours following feeding. If handle too soon after a meal this could lead to regurgitation.
An appropriate size prey is a prey item that equal or slightly larger than your snake’s girth (widest part of your snake’s body)
Honduran milk snakes require a wooden vivarium as their enclosure. This is because wood is an excellent insulator of heat and so a wooden vivarium will make it easier to control the crucial temperatures required inside the habitat. Other enclosures such as glass terrariums are far too efficient at releasing heat. The wooden vivarium should have good ventilation to allow air flow in and out of the enclosure.
The milk snake's vivarium should be at least 860mm (34") in length. There are 2 main reasons for this; firstly milk snakes are not small reptiles and can easily grow to 1200mm in length. They require a proportionate amount of space to live happily. Secondly, the vivarium needs to have a sufficient length to allow for the creation of a temperature gradient. The enclosure needs to be warm at one end, but have enough distance for the temperature to drop at the cool end.
Light and Temperature
During the day, Honduran milk snakes require a warm basking area . This is achieved by using a clear spot bulb at one end of the vivarium. To accomplish the required basking temperature of 85oF- 90oF we use one 40w basking light in a 3ft enclosure.
At night milk snakes require a slight drop in temperature and total darkness. The basking light should be switched off. A night time temperature of 80oF is created by using a heat mat. These radiate heat but produce no light. The heat mat should always be controlled by a good quality thermostat. The thermostat will automatically turn heat mat on at night when the temperature in the vivarium drops. Temperatures should be monitored daily using a thermometer.
Normal ambient humidity is sufficient for this species. You can however increase the humidity during the shedding period.
Almost any type of bedding can be used for milk snakes. You can use carpet, bark, pine shavings, or aspen shavings. A deep layer is recommended to allow your snake to hide if it chooses to do so.
Honduran milk snakes can be handled on a daily basis and always wash your hands before and after handling them.
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