Snakes are carnivores. The specific food they consume depends upon the snakes' size, species and habitat, but their prey includes insects, eggs, mice, fish, frogs and lizards.Know More
Snakes' jaws have hinges that let them open wide and eat large prey. This allows some snakes to eat enormous animals. For instance, it is possible, though not usual, for a python to ingest a deer, a small cow or even a crocodile.
Snakes do not need to eat every day. In general, thin-bodied snakes eat at least once a week. Heavy-bodied snakes dine less frequently. The need to feed depends upon the snake's age and the size of the meal. A python or boa typically eats one or two good-sized meals a month.Learn more about Snakes
Snakes are cold-blooded. They become cold if the temperature gets cold. Since snakes cannot maintain their own body temperature, they move to warmer climates to stay warm.Full Answer >
Snakes slither by using their scales as friction hooks to latch onto rough surfaces and propel themselves. They also shift their weight around, concentrating it in a way that allows them to move. Some snakes may have individual muscle control over their scales that allows them to move rapidly.Full Answer >
Burmese pythons are carnivores with a fairly diverse diet, depending on what is available to them. As a rule, the Burmese python depends on a diet of smaller animals, particularly tiny mammals and birds; however, Burmese pythons are known to pursue larger prey as well.Full Answer >
All species of snakes are carnivores, or meat eaters. Most snakes eat rats and birds, but some of the larger species can eat deer and other larger animals. Small snakes eat invertebrates, such as insects.Full Answer >