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It is an important factor if you do not want to have a huge aquarium in the living room. The temperature required for this species is between 75 and 85 degrees. Unlike some other types of snakes the milk snakes do not need a temperature drop at night so there is no risk you forget to turn down the heater for the night and as a result hurt the animal. The issue of feeding is not a problem. The ones living in the wild usually eat small rodents but also birds eggs reptiles amphibians and invertebrates. They also may eat other snakes like I mentioned before. In captivity the most common prey are mice. For young snakes - pinky ones for adults - adequate to their size once a week. Cue the common adage is your refrigerator running? only this time don t fall for the joke.
One of the snakes often being chosen by beginners is a milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) because it is so easy to take care of. There is a whole bunch of sub-species the one commonly chosen because of beautiful red-black-white color is Sinaloan Milk Snake. What is more and very important they are no threat to human beings. But there are still some essential rules you have to follow in order to keep your pet in good health. Some of them are written below. If you plan to have more than just one snake the specimens must be kept singly. It is very important because all Lampropeltis species are cannibals there is a risk of a larger snake eating the smaller one. These reptiles are sedentary ones so they do not need so much space to feel comfortably in a terrarium. Even a 15-20 gallon should do for them.
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.