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Latin name:Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli
Thin individual is a baby female. Her hatch date is 8/19/21. She’s about 10” in length and eating frozen thawed pink mice.
Other names: Campbell’s Milk Snake
Temperament and general info: Pueblan Milk Snakes Are an attractive species distinguished by their wide white banding and vibrant reds in their patterns.
They can be skittish when young but tame down very quickly, making them gentle and very nice snakes for handling.
Lifestyle and habitat: Native to Southern Puebla through Eastern Oaxaca Mexico, they inhabit of variety of habitats including dry scrubland, and forests.
Size and lifespan: Pueblan Milk Snakes can grow to 4 feet in length with some individuals exceeding that length occasionally. They can live 20 years in human care.
Quick care stats:
Temperatures: 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the basking area, 75 degrees Fahrenheit on the cool end.
Humidity: 40%-60%. with misting 1x daily.
Tank size: 10-20 gallons for babies/juveniles, 40+ gallons for adults.
Tank type: Standard rectangle-allow for good floor space but some climbing structures as well. Make sure it has a secure sliding door/doors. Sit-atop screen lids for glass tanks are not recommended for these guys, snakes are escape artists!
Lighting: Both a heat pad and a dimmable heat lamp are recommended for snakes living in glass tanks. Use only a dimmable heat bulb for a wood or melamine tank. Thermostats are also helpful. Full spectrum UVB lighting is not required for this species but is highly recommended for all reptiles for overall welfare.
Substrate and furniture: Soil or bark substrate 2"deep or deeper. Provide lots of hiding places and some low climbing areas. Provide a water dish that is large enough for the snake to curl up into for soaking.
Handling: Pueblan Milk snakes tolerate gentle handling well and can be handled several times per week. Just watch for signs of stress and try to limit sessions to 30-45 minutes.
When not to handle: After the snake has eaten, give them 2-3 days to digest their food before handling them again. When you first bring the snake home or move it to a new enclosure, wait at least 3 days before handling it to give it a chance to settle in to the new environment.
Feeding and frequency: every 4-5 days for babies, 1x per week for juveniles and adults. Prey item should be as wide as the widest part of the snake's body.