Scientific Name: Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoni
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 6 to 12 inches
Approximate Full Size: 3 to 5 feet
Lighting Requirements: UVA/UVB Light required
CB Albino Nelson's Milksnakes are well known for their tail rattling behaviors and their ability to consume Rattlesnakes. These snakes are very colorful and have become one of the most commonly kept snakes in captivity. Their coloration mimics the poisonous Coral Snakes for natural protection. Milk Snakes can easily be distinguished from Coral Snakes even though their coloration is the same. The red bands of a non-venomous Milk Snake touch the black bands; in Coral Snakes the red bands touch the yellow bands. Most Milk Snakes must be housed singly because they consider other snakes as possible prey.