Honduran Milk Snake

Scientific Name:

  • Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis

Description:

  • One of the beautiful snake
  • In wild honduran milk snake is in three colours; with wide orange/red, narraw black and yellowish band
  • There is bi-colour Honduran Milk Snake in today’s pet market, which is called “tangerine phase”
  • Nocturnal animal

Distribution:

  • Central and South America

Breeding:

  • Sex maturity at age 3
  • Incubation period is about 10 weeks

Nesting:

  • Up to 24 oviparous and elliptical eggs

Size:

  • Adult snake: approximately 4 feet
  • Rarely up to 5 to 6 feet
  • Yound live: It’s about 4 inches long

Life Span:

  • Up to 20 years

Diet and Feeding:

  • Aggressive carnivors.
  • It eats wide variety of prey, including mice, rodents, birds, snakes, lizards, frogs and others.
  • In captivity, adult snake eats a mice once in one or two weeks.

Snake Habitat and Vivarium Housing:

  • The habitat ranging from river valley, hillside, field and agriculture area.
  • Temperature from 82°F to 88°F
  • Humidity from 65% to 75%