The best captive diets reflect what the free-living animals feed on in their natural environment. However the natural prey may not be available. The following is a guide for the diet of some types of snakes.

Family Species Adults Juvenile
Acrochordidae Elephant trunk snake fish -
Anomalepididae Blind snakes arthropods -
Boidae Burmese python mammals, birds -
Carpet python mammals, birds -
Diamond python mammals, birds -
Reticulated python mammals, birds -
Royal python mammals, birds -
Blood python mammals, birds -
Rock python mammals, birds lizards
Green tree python mammals, birds lizards
Anaconda fish, mammals, birds -
Boa constrictor mammals, birds -
Dumeril's boa mammals, birds
Tree boa mammals, birds -
Solomon Island boa lizards, mammals, birds -
Rubber boa lizards, mammals -
Amazon boa mammals, birds lizards
Emerald boa mammals, birds lizards
Annulated tree boa mammals, birds lizards
Rainbow boa mammals, birds fish, amphibians
Sand Boas mammals lizards
Rosy Boas mammals -
Colubridae Ribbon Garter fish, amphibians, mammals -
Glossy lizards, mammals -
Hognose amphibians, mammals -
Indigo fish, mammals, birds amphibians, lizards
Long-nosed lizards, mammals -
Madagascan hognose mammals, birds -
Milksnakes mammals lizards
Racers mammals, birds lizards
Ratsnakes mammals, birds amphibians, lizards
Elapidae Most cobras mammals, birds
King cobra snakes, mammals
Kraits mammals, birds
Loxocemidae Mexican burrowing python mammals amphibians, lizards
Uropeltidae Short-tail snakes arthropods
Viperidae Cottonmouth fish, mammals, birds amphibians
Rattlesnakes mammals, birds lizards
Calloselasma spp. mammals, birds amphibians, lizards
Bolthriechis spp. mammals, birds amphibians, lizards
Bothriopis spp. mammals, birds amphibians, lizards
Sawscale vipers arthropods, mammals -
Horned vipers lizards, mammals -
Sand vipers lizards, mammals -
Atheris spp. mammals, birds lizards
Bitis spp. Vipera spp, lizards



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