Honduran Milk Snake

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Honduran Milk Snake

Scientific Name

  • The scientific name of Honduran Milk Snake is Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis


  • One of the beautiful snakes.
  • In the wild, Honduran milk snakes come in three colors; wide orange/red, narrow black, and yellowish band.
  • There is bi-colour Honduran Milk Snake in today’s pet market, which is called the “tangerine phase”.
  • They are nocturnal animals.


  • The snakes are found in Central and South America.


  • Sex maturity at age 3.
  • The incubation period of the eggs period is about 10 weeks.


  • Up to 24 oviparous and elliptical eggs.


  • Adult snake: approximately 4 feet.
  • Rarely up to 5 to 6 feet.
  • The young snake’s length is about 4 inches long.

Life Span

  • Up to 20 years.

Diet and Feeding

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

Snake Habitat and Vivarium Housing

  • The habitat ranges from river valleys, hillsides, fields, and agriculture areas.
  • Temperature from 82°F to 88°F.
  • Humidity from 65% to 75%.