Today there is a stunning variety of Milk Snakes (a type of Kingsnakes) that are being produced in captivity. Their common name “Milk snake” came from an old belief that these snakes were being found in the barn because they were milky the cows.
Photos from our adult breeding stock. We want to show you the color morph, or type of snake we will be producing here al our facilities.
Photo of newly produced babies can be sent upon requests.
Things to remember
Give your snake 3-4 days to adjust to his new home, then try holding him for brief periods of time. Hold your snake gently but firmly trying not to constrict his movement, but rather allow him to move between your two hands (using the hand over hand handling method). Most snakes will calm down and move more slowly when allowed some initial free movement. Most baby snakes rarely bite, but don't handle your snake during feeding time or when he is shedding.
Our captive produced snakes will obtain all of the nutrition they need from the laboratory-grown live or frozen/thawed mice/rat.
Choosing the right size of frozen rodent is easy; choose the one with a body circumference closest to the size of the thickest part of your snake's body.
FEEDING AMOUNTS & FREQUENCY
Feed young snakes 2-3 times a week. Offer adults food once a week.
Provide a water dish large enough for the snake to submerge itself in. Change water once or twice a week.
Most of our smaller species of captive produced snakes can be maintained in a 20-gallon habitat or smaller plastic pet container as juveniles, and in a 20-gallon or larger habitat as an adult (2-3 years of age). A tight-fitting locking screen lid is essential for proper air exchange, and to prevent escapes!