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Rat SnakesDiet & Nutrition

Diet & Nutrition for Rat Snakes

Rat Snakes, like all other snakes, are strictly carnivorous, meaning they eat only the meat of other animals. Rat Snakes prefer small rodents like mice and rats.

Hatchling Rat Snakes start on pink mice, one every 5-6 days and graduate up to an adult mouse every 7-14 days as they grow. Very large snakes may require 2 adult mice per feed.

Frozen food is available from your local Petmania Store. Because of its sensitive nature, it is not displayed on the shop floor, so please ask for assistance.

Water

A bowl of fresh water must always be available at all times. It will be used for drinking and sometimes for bathing. If the snake defecates in it, the bowl must be cleaned and disinfected.

 

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