- The scientific name of Eastern Milk Snake is Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum.
- It has light grey and yellowish that, marked with red-brownish to grey and black colors of irregular large blotches along its back.
- They are mid-size, relatively slender non-venomous snakes.
- The scales are smooth.
- It’s a nocturnal animal.
- They live in the Northeastern United States.
- The snakes mature and breed at the age of 2.
- The incubation period of the eggs is about 60 to 75 days.
- There are 6 to 20 eggs per clutch.
- Hatchling size: 6 to 11 inches.
- Adult snake: 28 to 40 inches on average.
- Maximum size is 5 feet.
- Up to 20 years.
Eastern Milk Snake Food and Feeding
- In nature, this animal eats lizards, rodents, and 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
- The natural habitat of the Eastern Milk Snake is in tropical rainforest.
- They are found in woodland, river bottoms, farmland, meadows, rocky hillsides, prairies, and terrestrial areas.
- In captivity, the appropriate cage is about a 20-gallon vivarium with an escape-proof screen lid and hiding places.
- Vivarium temperature is recommended to have a gradient of 76°F to 88°F.