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Do you know about the Pueblan Milk Snake

Updated on June 12, 2013
If your looking for a great first snake then you can not go wrong with choosing a Pueblan Milk Snake.
If your looking for a great first snake then you can not go wrong with choosing a Pueblan Milk Snake.

How to Care for Pueblan Milk Snakes

Six, my Pueblan Milk Snake

Pueblan Milk Snake

If your looking for a great first snake for a person wanting a snake as a pet you can not go wrong with choosing a Pueblan Milk Snake. They are a small species growing to a maximum of 3 feet and they are quite gentle. They are also one of the more beautiful colored snakes available. They are a gentle tempered snake and their beautiful coloring is almost breathe taking.

Where Do Pueblan Milk Snakes Come From.

Originally the Pueblan Milk Snake was from Mexico. Today you will find the snake being sold on the internet and in larger pet stores around the United States. In Mexico the snake lives in dry , arid areas so keep your snake enclosure warm and dry but do offer a small water bowl and any time the water gets the least bit dirty change it.

How Should I Keep My Pueblan Milk Snake.

You really should provide the snake with at least a 30 gallon aquarium with a secure snake cage top with a over headlight. You will need a under cage heater and ideally your enclosure should be kept warmer on one side than the other side. Your snake will need a large branch securely fastened down in its enclosure to climb on. You need a water dish the snake can easily over turn and your snake needs a place to hide. Aspen bedding will make a great substrate for this snake but you can use shredded newspaper also. Pueblan Milk Snakes love to burrow.

Keep a 40 watt light bulb on a timer as your over head light for your enclosure and set it to come on at 8 am and go off at 8 pm. Place the under cage heater under one end of the enclosure. The ideal day time temperature for your snake is 75-85 degrees with the nighttime temperature at 65-75 degrees.

Pueblan Milk Snakes Can Be Fussy Eaters.

If your Pueblan Milk Snake is really small you will want to start them on dead pinky mice and sometimes if the snake is really small offer them half a dead pinky mouse. If you are buying the dead pinky mice frozen let them thaw to room temperature before you try to feed them to your snake. As your snake grows feed them small dead mice and keep in mind your snake will need really small mice until it is full grown. You do not want to feed them live mice or to large of a dead mouse as internal damage can happen to your Pueblan Milk Snake.

Do Your Research:  Before you commit to buying any pet, please do your own independent research.

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Do you have a Pueblan Milk Snake? How do you like it? Please post your comments , tips , suggestions and questions about Pueblan Milk Snakes now.

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      Prince Dhankhar 6 years ago

      I want to buy an Pueblan Milk Snake or Albino Ball Python...

      I haven't any experience with CORN Snake so I won't switch my choice...

      Can you pls arrange it for me as soon as possible???



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      David 7 years ago

      my pueblan milk snake shed 4 days ago and he hasn't eating yet should i worry

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      Thomas Byers 8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      My Grandmother would scream Oh God there's a snake kill it. But my Grandfather would not allow it. And he taught me all kinds of things about snakes and gave me a respect and love for them. Not only for snakes but also all kinds of other animals.

      I love teaching people about snakes though and that they aren't all out to bite you and no snakes are not slimy. I have kept and continue to keep all kinds of snakes all my life. I have many snakes now both venomous and non venomous. I would not suggest anyone to keep a venomous species of snake. I keep them as part of a research project I have had going on for a number of years. I have been bitten badly one time by a venomous snake and it really was my fault as I picked up a sack I knew contained a nasty tempered large Timber Rattler and I picked it up incorrectly and got a bad bite on the hand through the bag. That was 7 years ago and I was back at work with my snakes in four days.

      People should respect especially venomous snakes and keep their distance but there is no reason to kill non venomous snakes you find in your yard. As there is also no reason to fear them. They are much more afraid of the human than the human is of them. And snakes like the black snake often killed by people who discover them in their yards or gardens kill and eat tons of rodents and mice. And believe it or not but those rodents and mice are much more dangerous to humans than the black snakes will ever be.

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      Russell-D 8 years ago from Southern Ca.

      Where from comes this unusual love for the caring of snakes? From parents or grandpartents, or from a geography in which you lived? David