Honduran milk snake (& Video)

Amazing Honduran milk snake
Amazing Honduran milk snake

Honduran milk snake – There are at least 35 species and subspecies of royal tricolor and milk snake hobbyists available today. Of all the species, Honduran milk snake rose as the favorite, so now grown annually in hundreds of copies in many different forms as far as color and pattern. Famous for its variety of colors and in the wild about a dozen color is raised in kennels.

Wild forms

  • Three color. This typical phase for milk snake is in the rings of red, black and white (or yellow). The cubs are very bright colors, but in adulthood appear black contours on patterns, thus reducing the intensity of the color. Albino variants of these snakes can be purchased but are still significantly more expensive than the usual tone of copies.
  • Mandarin tones. This phase is characterized by red, orange and black-and-orange hue. All colors (except black) vary in intensity. Black tones occur but are noticeably absent in brightly colored specimens. Albino snakes in shades of tangerine are available but very expensive.
  • Two-colored snakes. This widespread black-red color combination is not as colorful as other phases. Although the color red can be very trench while the snake is young, all the red tones are usually muffled black pigment. Typically, the amount of black color increases according to the age of the snake.
Honduran milk snakes
Honduran milk snakes

Designed forms

  • Three color albino. This is typically colored albino snake streaked with creamy white and orange shades in combination with a glossy color red strawberries. It used to be very expensive, however, the price is declining.
  • Albino orange. This beautiful snake is dotted with wide straps and proper orange separate regular segment white.
  • Hibino. This is a combination hipomelanistične and albino snake. Her color is pink and orange combined with black bands irregular edges.
  • Peach tones. It can be found in orange shades of peach.
  • Snow Snake. This very pale Honduran snake is a genetic combination of albino and aneritristic snakes.
  • The spirit of the snake. It is even fainter than the snow snakes and there was combinate hypomelanistic Guatemalan snakes and aneratristic.
  • Vanishing patterns. This orange-red milk snake has a thin black markings immediately after birth, however, they fade as the snake grows.
  • Hypomelanistic. This has reduced the Honduran form of the black pigment.
  • Aneritristic. This is a form of dark color with a lack of red pigment.

Other terms such as striped, crossed or chain patterns related to the appearance of black markings. Dates heterozygous, double or triple heterozygote heterozygote suggest that in addition to the basic color combinations, the snake can handle and masked genes for alternative color combinations. If a pair of triple heterozygotes Honduran milk snake reproduce any or all forms, colors and patterns can be present in a single litter. This snake has a narrow head, the slender youth, but in adulthood considerably larger. Orange forms and derivatives retain the intensity of their color much of his life. However, the tri-color and two-color snakes normal pigment significantly darken as they get older.

The size and lifespan

The normal length of adult specimens in captivity from 122-126 cm. Life expectancy is between 2 and 18 years old.

In box Honduran milk snake
In box Honduran milk snake


Honduran milk snake is present in different habitats – in the highlands of Nicaragua, Honduras possible in the far northeast of Costa Rica. Like all milk snake and it tends to hide, so it is very easy to overlook despite its size.

Care in captivity

Honduran milk snake is one of the largest of the 25 races. Usually very readily fed laboratory mice, and of multiplying the snakes are large enough to eat pink mice.


Cages for this milk snake must be clean and dry. If the cage damp and unclean, these snakes will suffer from the appearance of blistering. The temperature of 30.5 ° C is recommended for a warm part of the cage, and at the appropriate temperature for the cooler of 21-26.6 ° C. Humidity cages must be moderate. One adult milk snakes can be kept in a terrarium volume of 75.7 L and 30 x 30 x78 cm. A pair of these snakes need a terrarium volume of 151 L, measuring 46 x 41 x 91 cm. Hatchlings can stay in much smaller terrariums although it is best to keep them separating due to a cannibalistic tendencies.

Honduran milk snake on hand
Honduran milk snake on hand

Like all milk snake, and Honduras snakes like to hide. It should provide them with a couple of boxes to hide the substrate where they can dig a hole and visual barriers such as twigs or stones on the floor of the cage. The container with clean drinking water is necessary, but if you see the snake tends to be frequently watered, reduce vessel to prevent it from doing so. When you’re scared, this snake will bite you, and really squirm when taken in hand. Some of them pressing their noses in your hand or fingers and the quick bite or chew. At that point, proceed with care and caution.


The vast majority of Honduran milk snake hobbyists is available bred or born in captivity. The most appropriate cycles for breeding them after hibernation, which lasts from 8 to 12 weeks during the winter months. Healthy hondurška milk snake with Answering body weight will have one or two litters a year. A litter typically contains between three and twelve eggs, while the second litter usually smaller. Females milk snakes differ from males by slimmer and shorter tail. The poles can be easily established through inspection. The cubs very much like the adult snakes as the pattern is concerned, I lack the black outlines.

Other snakes with similar needs

Accommodation required Honduran milk snake is equally suitable for the other types of milk snakes, as well as various mountain king snake. Many milk snakes and mountain royal from the United States are much smaller than Guatemalan milk snakes. These smaller forms can be kept in small cages.

Watch How to Feed Honduran Milk Snake