Honduran Milk Snakes

  • About: Honduran Milk snakes are nonvenomous colubrid snakes and are the most popular species in the Milk snake family. Like Corn snakes, they come in a variety of beautiful color mutations and have a very docile nature. They grow to be 3-6 ft in length when mature.

 

  • Habitat: Honduran Milk snakes prefer average warm temperatures between 80-82 degrees. They do well with moderate humidity levels of 50-70%, however they are fine in more dry conditions as well. Space requirements are low since a medium-sized vivarium provides enough room for a full grown Milk snake. Milk snakes enjoy hiding and burrowing, so give them a hide box or loose substrate like Aspen bedding that they can hide under.

 

  • Well Being: Honduran Milk snakes like a diet of domestic rats and mice, either live, killed, or frozen-thawed. They typically should be fed once-twice a week for a healthy diet and to increase the weight and length of the snake. Hatchlings should be fed on a regular basis, every 4-5 days since their metabolic rate is very high as they are growing. Keep in mind that sometimes your snake will not eat when they are in shed; this is perfectly normal. Make sure to always have fresh water for them at all times in their enclosures!

 

      

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