Milk snake

General information: this is perhaps the most colorful snake of the genus Lampropeltis. The natural habitat of lactic snakes quite extensively: Canada, the Florida Peninsula, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Central America… 5800 kilometers – this is the area of its habitat. There are more than 25 kinds of dairy snakes, among which are noted:

 

They all differ in size and shades of color. And among these varieties, the fans of unusual Pets, having a pet. Despite its bright color, the snake got the “pastel” name ” milk. There is the story of that name. America has long been the cattle country, when for some unknown reason, disappeared milk, the culprit of this the locals believed it is the serpent who is memorable thanks to its original bright color and often met on the way to farmers. They believed that this bright snake “sucks” from cows milk. Hence they got this name.

With a life expectancy of 15-20 years.

Puberty – in 2 years, a gestation of about 70 days. In a clutch is usually 4 to 8 eggs.

Advantages:

quite small size;

beautiful coloring;

very harmless;

easy care at home.

illness – can cause problems with the digestive system.

Description: milk snake has a very original color – a lot of bright saturated colors such as white, black and red. The length can vary from 40 cm to 1.5 meters. Active at night and spend much time in the water.

Content, feeding: milk snake lived with you as long as possible, you need to appropriately care for her. Milk snake not too picky about the conditions of detention, although some rules still have to be considered.

Terrarium for snakes breast may not be too large. It will be enough if you choose the horizontal type terrarium HH. In addition, it needs to be equipped with shelters and a good bath, located in a slightly dark place. You can also use the greens – Araceae plants, it will give more humidity, the optimal value of which should be -75%. The soil is suitable hygroscopic substrates and sphagnum moss. A very important point – temperature as follows: day – 25-35°C, at night – 20-22°C.

Food dairy snakes must be regular. It is possible to feed mice, hamsters, rats, lizards, Chicks, and frogs, but do not overdo. Feeding is an important stage of the hunt, and to plant the bait you need in the evening. Also do not forget about mineral supplements. Milk snake knows its normal and not suffering from overeating, for a week she will have no more than 3 zhivtsov. With proper care for milk snake, your pet will be healthy and full of energy and he is not afraid of any disease.

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