13 Beautiful and Colorful Small Snake Pets

Do you love reptile? And particularly you love snakes? What kind of snake that you like?

Although some people hate and scare to this animal, there are also types of snake that do not harm human and nonvenomous.

However, there are so many types of gorgeous vibrant colours and also they also have a great ability that can keep a pet.

So what kind of small snakes that have a really beautiful and colourful body?


Colorful Small Snake Pets


To find out let’s take a look Top 13 beautiful and colourful small snake as pets below!

1) Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris)

Colorful Small Snake : Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris)
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This beautiful red-white-black stripes snake is from the Central United States however you may also find this snakes around Alaska and Canada.

Their habitats are mostly around water, they most likely hunt amphibians, earthworms, also invertebrates. The maximum length of this snake is around 1 meter.

The breeding time of this reptile is around July and September.

2) Mexican Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum annulata)

Colorful Small Snake : Mexican Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum annulata)
source: inaturalist.org

Just like the name, this name is natively from Mexico. They have cream colour but also stripes red and white.

There are many types of milk snake, however, the Mexican one is the vibrant one and they have the heaviest body.

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They do not have poison, they mostly eat insects and small animals. They can live from 12 to 20 years.

3) Redstripe Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus)

Colorful Small Snake : Redstripe Ribbon Snake
source: stevenbolgartersnakes.com

This snake has a red stripe in their body just like its name. They are proximately 60 centimetres to 90 centimetres.

They live near the water like swamps, ponds, and lakes. You may find this snake in Texas. They prey on frogs, crickets, and mice.

This snake is not dangerous to human although they have the toxin in their mouth. This snake is a good swimmer too, that’s why they hunt on amphibians too.

4) Eastern Blackneck Garter Snake (Thamnophis cyrtopsis ocellatus)

Colorful Small Snake : Eastern Blackneck Garter Snake
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This snake has a black colour body with yellow light stripes. The size of this snake is about 50 centimetres long.

They eat invertebrates, frogs, fish, and other small animals. You may see this snake near water as the lakes.

5) Red Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum syspila)

Colorful Small Snake : Red Milk Snake
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This snake is related to the species of kingsnake. They are natively from North and South America. This small snake does not have venom and they usually prey on little animals like fish and toads.

The maximum length of this snake is about 150 centimetres, their long body makes them as the longest among their species in North and South America.

Did you know that this snake can manipulate predators with their wiggling tails? This way can make the predators think that they are rattlesnake which is dangerous however they are nonvenomous. Also, they can live over 20 years!

6) Nelson’s Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoni)

Colorful Small Snake : Nelson's Milk Snake
source: esras.co.uk

This non-venomous snake is from Mexico. They have red, black and white stripes on their body. This snake like to hide, their habitats are in the rock areas, bushes, and woodlands.

Their size is around 100 centimetres long and they can also live for 20 years.

They prey on rodents and birds. Just a note, if you have this type of snake and kingsnakes you should separate their cages because both of them like to eat each other.

7) Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)

Colorful Small Snake : Long-nosed Snake
source: cvherps.org

This long-nosed snake is native to North America. The size of this snake can reach to 70 centimetres and more.

The special feature about this snake is not only their vibrant colourful body but also they have the upward nose.

They are the nocturnal snake that hunt lizards, small mammals and grasshoppers.

8) Sinaloan Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae)

Colorful Small Snake : Sinaloan Milk Snake
source: Reptilforums.co.uk

This colourful snake is from Colubridae family and has around 90 centimetres to 100 centimetres. They live in the woodlands and dry lands.

You may find this cat in Mexico. They can live for 20 years. This snake usually preys on mice.

9) Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)

Colorful Small Snake : Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)
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You may find this snake in Southeast Asia, that can run so fast and also they able to fly.

They have around 100 centimetres long but you see the tiniest which around 11 centimetres. They usually lay on egg around June.

10) Scarlet Snake (Cemophora coccinea)

Colorful Small Snake : Scarlet Snake
source: naturelssi.com

This slender snake is from the southeastern United States. They have about 60 centimetres long. They have marks of black and orange in their body.

They hunt on amphibians and rodents. The habitats of this snake are in the oak and pine forest.

11) Formosa Odd-scaled Snake (Achalinus formosanus formosanus)

Colorful Small Snake : formosa odd
source: snakesoftaiwan.com

This snake has the shiny body with dark coloured but they are darker in the tail. They live in Asia around China, Vietnam, and Japan, however, this snake is natively in Taiwan. T

he size is about 90 centimetres long. They have a slender body and a red tongue. Their habitat is in the mountain and they prey on slugs, earthworms, and frogs.

12) Scarlet King Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides)

Colorful Small Snake : Scarlet King Snake
source: virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com

This red, yellow, and black stripes snake is from Nothern and Southern America. They spend their spring and rain season hiding in the pine trees and also hide from other predators.

They prey on small snakes and lizards at night since they are the nocturnal animal. They have around 60 centimetres only and yes they are considered as the smallest kingsnake among them all.

This snake is also oviparous. This snake is very rarely seen since they are not approachable and shy.

13) Texas Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis annectens).

Colorful Small Snake : Texas Garter Snake
source: inaturalist.org

Texas Garter Snake has 3 colours of stripes in their body and they also can be called as Garden Snake. The population of this snake is mostly found in North America to Canada and Florida.

The size of this snake is around 50 to 70 centimetres. This snake lives around water and woodlands. Just like the other tamed snakes, they hunt on amphibians, fish, and earthworms.

The ability of this snake is that they have very sharp teeth that can traumatize the victim to death. This snake is considered as the ovoviviparous animal, they can have about 20 until 40 babies.

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