When you first bring your snake home it s best to leave it alone for two days without handling it. This may permit it to settle in and bounce back from any stress from the relocation. With juvenile snakes you need to permit a week between feedings and when it does eat again leave it alone for a pair of days so that it can digest its food correctly. Never handle a snake if it is off its food or when it may look sick. For minors see a vet if the snake hasn t eaten for over two weeks and in the case of adults see a vet if the snake hasn t eaten for 3-4 weeks. Always see the vet with your snake once or more a year for a comprehensive check up. Have you been considering purchasing a snake as a pet? There are many different types of snakes available at specialty pet stores.
Udder infection promotes an increased level of chloride in the milk and depresses the secretion of lactose. Proteins Milk protein is a rich source of essential amino acids. Whey proteins are proteins that are passed along with the whey portion after the coagulation of milk. They contain 51% essential amino acids when compared to 45% in casein. The sulphur containing amino acids which are considered essential and important are found in higher concentration in whey protein than in casein. Usually the quality of egg proteins are regarded as very high. But the net protein utilization biological value and the protein efficiency ratio of milk protein come neck in neck with the quality of egg protein. Lactalbumin a whey protein whose biological value net protein utilization and protein efficiency ratio is considered superior when compared to the major milk protein casein. Normally double the quantum of vegetable protein is required to meet the daily requirement of essential amino acids when compared to that obtained from the milk proteins.
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.