What Do Worm Snakes Eat?

Last Modified on: 07/1/2018

Description: Before we can answer what types of foods these snakes eat it is important to know what they look like so you know you are feeding the right types of foods to the snake that you own. Worm snakes are very small in size and have a black, gray or brown back. Their bellies are pink or whitish in color. As well the color from their belly sometimes extends up to their sides. They have a very sharp point on their tail.

Their head is pointed and they have very small eyes. They are very good at burrowing to get their food.

Answer to question:

As for answering the question what do worm snakes eat the answer is:

  • Mainly live Earthworms
  • Soft-bodied insect larvae
  • Slugs
  • Waxworms
  • Butterworms
  • Silkworms
  • Spiders
  • Snails
  • Caterpillars

It is important that you only feed soft-bodied insects to your worm snake. Also make sure the food is not to large as you don't want to cause them trouble by eating food to large for their bodies.

Crickets overall are not recommended to be feed to worm snakes. However if they are the legs should be removed.

The general feeding schedule is a few live worms once a week. To mix things up on occasion you can also provide the worm snake with slugs or other insects.

Ideally the food for the worm snakes can be bought from a bait store or also a local pet shop. It is important to buy food that is meant for them and not insects found in the wild as they could contain parasites.

Types of Snakes and What They Eat



Garden (Garter) Snake

Garden (Garter) Snake


Worm Snake

Worm Snake


King Cobra Snake

King Cobra Snake


Grass Snake

Grass Snake


Bull Snake

Bull Snake


Coral Snake

Coral Snake


Rat Snake

Rat Snake


Python Snake

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King Snake

King Snake


Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake


Anaconda Snake

Anaconda Snake


Rainbow Boa Snake

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