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Pueblan Milksnake

Pueblan Milksnake

Scientific Name: Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli
Approximate Arrival Size: 6 to 8 inches
Pueblan Milk Snakes are native to Mexico. They are found in a wide variety of habitats and eat a wide variety of prey, including snakes, lizards, amphibians, birds and rodents. Milk Snakes 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 but Pueblan's can often be kept in groups. Maximum size: 30 - 36" Life span: 20+ years Lighting: Full spectrum fluorescent UV bulbs and a basking light are required. Temperature range: Day 76° - 86°F, Night 72° - 74°F Food: Appropriate size mice or rats. We recommend feeding in a separate container without substrate to prevent accidental ingestion of the substrate. Water: A bowl of clean water should always be available for drinking and soaking. Housing/Habitat: An aquarium equipped with an under tank heating pad at one end, with aspen, calcium sand, bark or desert blend substrate. Landscape to provide basking areas, climbing areas and plenty of hiding places. Milk Snakes are great escape artists and a secure locking cover is very important.
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