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.Continue Reading
In the wild, snakes are usually independent from birth and must begin finding their own food immediately. Earthworms, small frogs and unguarded eggs make for good targets for them. Certain snake species, such as black racers, eat other baby snakes if they encounter them.
When kept as pets or in captivity, snakes are generally fed live baby mice by their keepers. If pet snakes refuse to eat live mice, they are given dead mice instead.Learn more about Snakes
Rattlesnakes are preyed upon by birds of prey, such as owls, eagles, hawks, ravens, crows and roadrunners, as well as foxes, coyotes, wild cats, badgers, feral pigs, jays, kingfishers, turkeys, shrikes and other snakes. Newborn rattlesnakes are especially susceptible to being hunted.Full Answer >
The copperhead, cottonmouth, glossy snake, Trans-Pecos rat snake and western worm snake are common snakes in Texas. The copperhead and cottonmouth snakes are extremely venomous, while the glossy snake, Trans-Pecos rat snake and western worm snake are non-venomous.Full Answer >
Some examples of oviparous snakes, or snakes that lay eggs, are king snakes, pine snakes, milk snakes and pythons. Oviparous snakes are typically found in warm climates where the higher temperatures assist in the incubation period. Viviparous snakes, or snakes that give birth to live young instead of laying eggs, usually live in colder climates and higher elevations.Full Answer >
Ringneck snakes eat earthworms, skinks, snakes, salamanders, frogs, newts and slugs. They enjoy small rodents, such as voles, mice and shrews. Bugs such as ants, spiders, centipedes, beetles, crickets and grasshoppers are also a part of their diet. Most of the insects and vertebrates that they eat are relatively small.Full Answer >