Welcome to Teacher’s Pets
The Following Animals are Currently Pets Found in Room 118
When Time Permits, (Some) Students Like to Take Them Out for a
Walk Others Do Not Mind When It Is Feeding Time
Saharan Uromastyx or Spiny-Tailed Lizard “Lizzy”
Born ~2014 ; Female
Uromastyx are a genus of lizard in the agamid family, the same
family that includes bearded dragons and frilled dragons, clown
agamas and many other familiar lizards. There are at least 18
different species of uromastyx officially recognized by
taxonomists, and many more subspecies and varieties.
The common name spiny-tail, or spiny-tailed agamid, comes
from the 10 to 30 rings of spiked scales covering the top side
of their tail. They are also sometimes called dabb lizards,
or mastiguires, but they are usually just referred to as “uros.”
Uromastyx lizards inhabit a discontinuous range stretching
through most of North Africa, the Middle East and across
south-central Asia to the Indian subcontinent. This area, entirely
north of the equator, spreads across 5,000 miles and 30 countries. These
lizards occur at elevations ranging from sea level to more than 3,000 feet.
Honduran Milk Snake “Maya (mīə)”
Born Unknown ; Gender Unknown
The Honduran milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
burrows through the floor of the forests of Central America. Size:
Three to four feet, full grown. Life Span: 15 years in captivity.
Color: Reddish-orange and black striped. Continent: North and
South Americas. Range: Southwestern United States, Honduras,
Nicaragua and portions of Northeast Costa Rica. Habitat: Their
habitat varies, from river valleys, hillsides, open mountain to
lowland woodlands, fields and agricultural areas. Food: Rodents,
small birds, mice. Reproduction: Because they lay eggs, milk snakes
are considered oviviporous. When baby Honduran milk snakes
hatch, their color is darker than that of their mother, and they
are about eight inches in length.
Sinaloan Milk Snake “Coral”
Born ~2006 ; Male
Many different subspecies of milk snakes are found from southern Canada, throughout
the United States and Mexico and into northern South America. Milk snakes occur in
a wide variety of habitats including: wood lots, prairies, fields, oak scrub lands,
and semi-arid regions. Milk snakes are medium sized snakes. Hatchlings are typically
between 23 and 36 cm, while adults range in length from 2.5-6 feet. This species docile and
shy snakes. They rarely attempt to bite. Milk snakes live to be between 10 and 15 years
old in captivity. Hatchlings and juveniles - pink/fuzzy mice, hopper mice, and pink/fuzzy
rats every 4-7 days; Adults - large rodents such as adult mice or small rats every 9-14 days.
Milk snakes typically reach sexual maturity at 2 years of age and can produce two
clutches per year in a captive environment. However, we do not recommend double
clutching because it is not natural and can be detrimental if repeated over several years.
Mating season is between the months of March and June. Typically the eggs take
between 47-84 days to incubate with the average being 60 days at a temperature of
28oC (82oF). Note: A winter cooling period is a must if you intend to breed these animals.
Snow Corn Snake “Blizzard”
Born in 2005; Male
The Snow Corn Snake or Complete Albino Corn Snake will grow to the same
size as a normal corn snake which is between three and five feet. They are a heavier
bodied snake than the garter snake or the kingsnake,
though their length is about the same.
As an albino they have striking, ruby-red eyes. Their body coloring is a pale pinkish-white
with a pinkish-white belly. They have no black or colored pigmentation and no pattern or only a
ghost hint of a pattern. The pinkish coloration comes from their blood.
Like all corn snakes, their scales are lightly keeled.
In Tribute to Mr. Butler’s 1st Snake
“Mr Kernel, Albino Corn Snake”
Raised for ~18 Years