A snake does have a backbone. In fact, the majority of bones in a snake's body are vertebrae, the cylindrical bony segments that make up the backbone or spine.
Snakes can have anywhere from 130 to 500 vertebrae, depending on species and length. The vertebrae have interlocking projections on the front and back ends to allow for a combination of flexibility and strength. Unlike other animals, snakes use their vertebrae as their primary means of locomotion, rather than using limb bones. Most snakes wriggle their spines in a smooth, S-shaped motion called lateral progression in order to get where they're going. Heavier snakes move their spines up and down in what is called rectilinear motion.Learn More
It usually takes around 36 hours for a ball python to shed after it first begins to show signs of the moulting process starting. Three tell-tale signs of shedding are the stomach turning pink, the skin becoming dull and the eyes getting milky.Full Answer >
Corn snakes should be housed in a 20 gallon or larger aquarium with a temperature gradient between its two halves. The warmest side should be kept at approximately 85 degrees Fahrenheit to facilitate the digestion of prey.Full Answer >
The orange-striped ribbonsnake, also known as the Western ribbonsnake, has a yellow or orange stripe bordered by two wide black stripes running down its back. This snake can grow up to 20 to 30 inches.Full Answer >
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 >