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Pet Snakes provides easy to understand, practical information and facts to help the new snake owner take care of their animals. At Pet Snakes we want to provide information that will help you enjoy your reptile more than ever.


"Hypo" means lacking and "melanin" is dark pigmentation in the skin of animals. A snake that is hypomelanistic has a greatly reduced dark pigmentation. One that is entirely lacking the any black pigmentation is amelanistic. You'll often see it written as "hypo" rather than spelled out.

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