Sinaloan Milk Snake

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Sinaloan Milk Snake

Scientific Name

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

General Information about Sinoloan Milk Snake

  • A unique and beautiful animal that 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 beginners. 


  • North Eastern Mexico, from Sonora to Sinaloa, and the southwestern part of Chihuahua.


  • Mature and start breeding from the age of 2.


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


  • 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, hatchlings take the small pinkies once a week to 10 days.
  • Adult snakes eat larger mice at the same frequency.


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