Species information

 

Red Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum syspila

Lampropeltis triangulum syspila - Red Milk Snake

 

Common name

Red Milk Snake

Scientific name

Lampropeltis triangulum syspila

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

The red milk snake is a relatively small milk has a white/cream/beige background on which sit red saddles, these saddles are bordered in black.

 

Locality

Kentucky, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Minnesota

 

Adult size

2-3ft

 

Approx lifespan

15 or more years

 

REcomended vivarium size

24x12x12in.

 

Basic set up type

Forest, make sure hides are provided in both the warm and the cool end. Cork bark can be used to great low climbs.

 

Diet

A diet consisting of small rodents is best for the Red Milk Snake

 

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