Honduran Milk Snake

Honduran Milk Snake

Scientific Name

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

Description

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

Distribution

  • The snakes are found in Central and South America.

Breeding

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

Nesting

  • Up to 24 oviparous and elliptical eggs.

Size

  • Honduran Milk Snake is one of the largest milk snakes.
  • Adult snake may grow up to approximately 5 feet.
  • Rarely up to 5 to 6 feet range.
  • The weight of the snake can be as heavy as 1.25kg depending on the length of the snake.
  • Young live: It’s about 4 inches long.

Life Span

  • Up to 20 years.

Honduran Milk Snake Food and Feeding

  • By nature, they are aggressive carnivores.
  • 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%.