Scientific Name: Lampropeltis Triangulum Dixoni
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Dixons Milk Snake, lampropeltis triangulum Dixoni, derives its name from Dr. James R. Dixon. On average, it has twenty red rings along the length of its body and five yellow ones on its tail. The red bands are the widest, interrupted ventrally and dorsally by the black rings. The snout is black and so is the head. The nape is a pale shade of yellow. On reaching adulthood, it attains a length of roughly forty-two inches. Its menu is quite rich, comprising other snakes, lizards, amphibians, birds and small rodents.
Dixon’s Milksnakes Are Beautiful Creatures
Facts About Dixon’s Milksnakes
This snake species inhabits valleys and mountain passes in San Luis Potosi and Queretaro Jalapa Valley, both in Mexico.
Favored places include woodland debris, beneath rotting logs, mountain valleys and mountain passes.
This snake has nocturnal tendencies.
Dixons Milk Snake is oviparous. Typical clutches contain six to eight eggs. The mating season lasts from spring to the beginning of summer, with incubation following in the fall. The gestation period lasts between twenty eight to fifty days.
Dixons Milk Snake requires a wide cage as opposed to a tall one. This is because; it is not much of a climber. The enclosure should be escape proof, constantly disinfected, free of any sharp edges, well ventilated, dry and must possess good thermal properties to regulate the temperature. It is also advisable to provide a variety of hiding places, as it likes keeping to itself. Features like rocks and boulders give it a sense of security and allow it to spend its days in deep slumber. They do well in conditions of low humidity. Ideal daytime temperature ranges from 25 to 28?C, while at nighttime the range is from 22 to 25?C. Under captive conditions, rodents offer the best diet. For safety reasons one should not handle such snakes until at least one day elapses after feeding.