I’ve never owned a snake before but I’m considering on getting one. I can’t decide whether a Milk Snake or a Corn Snake would be the better choice. Between the two, which has the better, more docile temperment and can be handled easier? Also, is there a big difference in temperment and care between the different kinds of Milk Snake (Campbelli, Sinaloan, and Honduran)? I have rats, a hamster and a cat that comes in my room often, could I keep the snake in the same room or would this stress it out too much? Is it ok to get a snake from a pet store or are they usually unhealthy? Does anyone know of any breeders of Corn or Milk snakes in my area (NH/MA)?
Keeping Milk Snakes (Care Sheet) | Keeping Exotic Pets
Sinaloan milksnakes are a gentle, zippy, funny little snake that is hardy and pretty easy to care for. The other varieties of milksnakes are numerous and attractive, but you won't be disappointed with a Sinaloan! These are some basic guidelines, but you should read as much as you can on a snake's care before you buy one. Buy a book or get one from the library it will only help you to give the proper care to your snake. Always wash your hands after handling your snakes and cleaning their cages to prevent the risk of contracting Salmonella!
Jun 19, 2016 - Milk snakes are a surprisingly diverse group
Kingsnakes and milksnakes are members of one of the most popular snake genera inherpetoculture, Lampropeltis. The genus Lampropeltis is endemic to Northand South America, with many members present in the continental United States. The mostpopular kingsnakes in the reptile keeping hobby include the California kingsnake (Lampropeltisgetula califoniae), and grey-banded kingsnake (Lampropeltis alterna), amongothers. The most popular milksnakes include the pueblan (L. t. campbelli), thesinaloan (L. t. sinaloae), and the honduran (L. t. hondurensis). Membersof this genus are rightfully popular with reptile keepers, they are hardy, easy to breed,and come in a dazzling array of beautiful color and pattern morphs. This care sheet isintended to cover the basic care of both kingsnakes and milksnakes for beginning reptileenthusiasts. We also highly encourage new hobbyists to purchase captive care books to helpthem keep and breed this genus successfully.
How to Care for a Milk Snake: 12 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow