Featuring a Fine Selection of Captive Bred Colubrid Snakes

The Third Eye Herp Blog

Eaton’s Firecracker

This perennial herb produces several sprawling to erect stems reaching about 3 feet in height. I enjoy seeing the inch-long showy, tubular flowers in shades of bright red when I visit mountains in the Mojave Desert. Eaton’s Firecracker is native … Continue reading

Desert Night Snake

While driving on a remote, Las Vegas Area road one night last month, I noticed a tiny serpent on the pavement, crossing the street. The Desert Night Snake is unusual among colubrids (the family it belongs to) in that it … Continue reading

Ornate Tree Lizard

Hiking in the Cerbat Mountains last week, I came across a few examples of this reptile. Although they are called “tree lizards,” they often spend a lot of time on rocks. Tree lizards are found in the southwestern United States … Continue reading

 
Hypomelanistic Honduran

Honduran Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis

The most popular large milksnake in the hobby. Due to a significant amount of color and pattern variability, selective breeding will continue to expand the possibilities of producing currently unseen morphs. These snakes can get up to six feet long.
$25-$75 each
Click here to see the Honduran page
Albino Nelson's

Nelson's Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoni

The intensity of colors has to be seen to be believed. This is the easiest of the albino tricolors to get to breeding size in 18 months - and the most likely to double clutch. Increased availability and lower prices insure that this snake will become a staple in colubrid collections.
$50 each - Hets $25 each
Click here to see the Nelson's Milksnake page
Corn Snake

Corn Snake

Pantherophis guttatus

These are the most popular snakes in herptoculture, and with good reason. Corn snakes are moderately sized, tame and inexpensive. They are also beautiful and hardy pets available in an array of different colors and patterns.
$40 each
Click here to see the Corn Snake page
King Snake

Western Black King Snake

Lampropeltis getula nigrita

An all-black snake, this is one of my favorites. It is less nervous and more easily handleable than other subspecies of common king snakes. They make excellent pets.
Click here to see my male breeder
Click here to see my female breeder
Click here to see a baby black king photo
$50 each
Pine Snake

Pine & Bull Snakes

Pituophis sp.

These big snakes typically get 6-7 feet in length and are heavily built. Pine snakes and bull snakes are often the "next step" for people who keep corn snakes and kingsnakes. No one can accuse these snakes of not having personality!
$75-$175 each
Click here to see the Pine Snake page
Broad-banded Water Snake

Broad-banded Water Snake

Nerodia fasciata confluens

A smaller type of water snake, with males averaging 2 feet and females averaging 3 feet in length. The irregular-shaped lighter bands are usually tan or light orange and no two look alike. I feed mine a diet of 50% fish and 50% frozen-thawed rodents. They do well when set up like other colubrids like Corn Snakes and King Snakes.
$35 each
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Rat Snake

Rat Snake

Elaphe sp.

Larger in size and with more "attitude" than their relatives the corn snakes, rat snakes are a good choice for individuals who have had some snake keeping experience and want to try something a little different.
$50-$100 each
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Garter Snake

California Garter Snakes

Thamnophis sp.

These snakes start off eating fish, but eventually can be switched to rodents. They are quite colorful and do great in naturalistic terrariums. I work with three different species.
$50-$150 each
Click here to see the California Garter Snake page

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