A full grown snake however should be provided a 60 gallon tank in which it can stretch and move about as king snakes and milk snakes tend to be quite active. When selecting a terrarium for a king snake or a milk snake it is also very important to select one that can be secured tightly. These snakes have a reputation for getting out of their cages and for squeezing through even the smallest places. So spend a little extra on a terrarium with a top that can be latched. Maintaining the proper temperature is also important when it comes to keeping your snake healthy. Milk snakes and king snakes generally like their cages to be around 76 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit during the day but the temperature should drop down to about 70 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Fat Soluble Vitamins - include vitamins A D E and K. Water-soluble vitamins are the B1 (thiamine) B2 (riboflavin) B6 (pyridoxine) Biotin Niacin (nicotinic acid) Pantothenic Acid Para-amino benzoic acid Inositol Choline Folic acid B12 and Ascorbic acid. Fat rich milk products contain large quantities of fat soluble vitamins whereas whole milk skim milk buttermilk and whey are a good source of water soluble vitamins. Minerals The portion left after ashing of milk at 150ºC is known as the ash of milk and is composed of various inorganic constituents. Ash forms about 0.75 % of milk and plays a very important role in milk and is basic in character. The minerals in milk consist principally of the chlorides citrates and bicarbonates of calcium magnesium potassium and sodium.
Another interesting characteristic of king snakes and milk snakes is the fact that they actually eat other snakes as well as lizards rodents amphibians and birds. Of course as the owner of a king snake or milk snake you would not feed other snakes to your pet. Not only would this be quite expensive for you it would be potentially dangerous to your snake as well. Nonetheless when surviving in the wild king snakes and milk snakes can actually eat snakes that are larger than they are. In fact it is not uncommon for some to regularly eat rattlesnakes in the wild. Therefore you should never put more than one king snake or milk snake in the same aquarium as one will be certain to make a meal out of the other. Housing a King Snake or a Milk Snake Since king snakes and milk snakes can reach six to seven feet in length it is important to select a terrarium that is large enough for them to grow and to rest comfortably inside. When they are young a 10 gallon tank may be sufficient.