Sinaloan Milk Snake

Sinaloan Milk Snake

Scientific Name

  • The scientific name of Sinoloan Milk Snake is Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae

General Information about Sinoloan Milk Snake

  • Unique and beautiful animal which is scarce and hard to find.
  • Nocturnal animal and active during night time.
  • The snake is easily tamed.
  • They are non-venomous, docile snakes. 
  • Captive bred snakes rarely bite and they can be a good pet choice for beginner. 

Distribution

  • North Eastern of Mexico, from Sonora to Sinaloa and south western part of Chihuahua.

Breeding

  • Mature and start breeding from age of 2.

Nesting

  • They lay 3 to 25 eggs per clutch.
  • The incubation period of the eggs is 60 to 75 days.

Size

  • The size of an adult snake: Up to 50 inches.

Life Span

  • Average 10 to 15 years.
  • Up to 21 years.

Sinaloan Milk Snake Food and Feeding

  • In captivity, hatchling take the small pinkies once a week to 10 days.
  • Adult snake eat larger mice at the same frequency.

Habitat

  • Natural habitat is in coastal and scrubland.
  • Trees with rough branches.
  • The snakes are Ophiophagus, it means that they can be eating each other.
  • Hence, house these snakes separately in different vivariums.
  • 29 gallon enclosure with bedding and climbing accessories per snake is recommended.
  • Vivarium temperature need to be set at approximately 85°F.
  • If vivarium size is big enough for setting an appropriate temperature gradient; the gradient of 76 °F to 85°F is recommended.
  • Comparable large water dish need to be provided as this snake need to soak in the water.
  • 50% humidity is good.