The recommended diet for a pet juvenile rat snake is mice, but it can also be fed chicks or rats. In the wild, juvenile rat snakes eat rodents, small lizards and sometimes small frogs.
Mice for feeding snakes are readily available at pet stores; frozen mice, thawed before feeding, are a good choice. Live mice may be purchased and fed to a juvenile rat snake, but the feeding must be supervised, since the mouse could injure the snake. It is best to remove the snake to a different habitat for feeding time so that it does not associate its tank or owner's hand with feeding. In the wild, rat snakes use their powerful bodies to constrict their prey before consumption.Learn More
Pet baby snakes are usually fed newborn pinky mice. In the wild, baby snakes generally eat any animal or egg that is small enough and within reach.Full Answer >
Baby garter snakes, or garden snakes, eat mostly worms, small fish and tadpoles in the wild. In captivity, they can be fed worms, small fish and pinkies.Full Answer >
Baby snakes are commonly referred to as snakelets. Newly born snakes are called neolates, while newly hatched snakes are called hatchlings. A group of snakes is called a nest.Full Answer >
Blind snakes eat worms, insects and larvae. There are nearly 200 species of blind snake in existence today, and they are commonly found in the warmer parts of the world.Full Answer >