Snakes are carnivores, meaning they eat meat. Insects, eggs, mice, fish, frogs, and lizards are among the prey that snakes ingest, depending on their size, species, and habitat.
Snakes have hinges in their jaws that allow them to open wide and consume huge prey. This enables some snakes to consume massive creatures. A python, for example, can eat a deer, a small cow, or even a crocodile, but this is uncommon.
Snakes do not need to eat on a daily basis. Thin-bodied snakes eat at least once a week on average. Snakes with large bodies eat less frequently. The amount of food required is determined on the snake’s age and the size of the meal. A python or boa consumes one or two substantial meals every month.