Eastern Milk Snake

Scientific Name:

  • Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum

Description:

  • It has light grey and yellowish that marked with red-brownish to grey and black colours of irregular large blotches along its back.
  • Smooth scales
  • It’s a nocturnal animal

Distribution:

  • North eastern of United States

Breeding:

  • Mature at age of 2
  • Incubation is about 60 to 75 days

Nesting:

  • 6 to 20 eggs per clutch

Size:

  • Hatchling: 6 to 11 inches
  • Adult snake: 28 to 40 inches on average
  • Maximum size is 5 feet.

Life Span:

  • Up to 20 years

Diet:

  • In nature, this animal eats lizards, rodents, birds.
  • They eat snakes, including venomous snakes
  • In captivity, pinkies are recommended
  • Clean water should be provided
  • The snake should be fed once a week

Habitat and Vivarium Housing:

  • Tropical rainforest.
  • Found in the habitat of woodland, rive bottoms, farmland, meadows, rocky hillsides, prairies and terrestrial area.
  • 20 gallon vivarium with escape-proof screen lid and hiding places
  • Vivarium temperature is recommended to have gradient of 76°F to 88°F