Do snakes eat rats? It’s a common question asked by snake owners and potential snake owners alike. The answer like with most things in the animal kingdom is it depends. Some snakes will readily eat rats while others may never touch one.
There are a few things to consider when thinking about whether or not your snake will eat rats. The first is the size of your snake. If you have a small snake it’s unlikely that it will be able to eat a full-grown rat. The second is the species of your snake. Some snakes like pythons and boas are known for eating rats while others like garter snakes are not.
If you’re still not sure whether or not your snake will eat rats the best thing to do is to ask your veterinarian or a snake expert. They will be able to tell you based on your snake’s size and species whether or not it’s likely to eat rats.
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