What Do Cobras Eat?

The mysterious question of ‘What Do Cobras Eat” should obviously start with snakes in general. We should answer questions like how, what, and how much they eat, among others. 

Most snakes swallow their prey alive. However, venomous snakes generally bite their prey first, and then wait for their venom to kill the animal before they swallow it whole.

After feeding, a snake may lie in the sun for long hours. The heat of the sun raises it’s body temperature, which speeds up the process of digestion. This is when snakes are most vulnerable.

A meal may last a snake for a very long time. A snake can survive for months without food, because of several reasons.

How Can Snakes Survive With Little Food?

1. They do not need much food to maintain a steady body temperature.

2. They remain inactive for long periods of time and so use up little energy.

3. They have extensive tissues that store fat. During long fasts they live off this fat.

Most snakes are carnivorous and eat birds, fish, frogs, lizards and such small animals as rabbits and rats. However, most snakes are not Cobras…


Cobras often feed on eggs and chicks raided from poultry houses, in addition to small mammals, toads, lizards, birds and even other snakes.

“The Cobra has some unusual feeding traits.” 

The cobra has long spines inside the throat on the neck vertebrae. After it has swallowed an egg, the shell is pierced by these spines and then crushed by the snake’s muscle contractions. The contents of the egg pass through the throat, but the vertebrae spines prevent the passage of the shell. The cobra then spits out the shell.

So now you know how and what Cobras eat, but then again, they are not the Kings…


The King Cobra, O. Hannah, is a snake eater. Like the King Snake, King Cobra’s will seek out and feed on any variety of snake that crosses their path. They will even eat other venomous and poisonous snakes, but will usually avoid them. They have even been known to eat other cobras!

Snakes thus form an important link in the food chain and they should not be indiscriminately killed simply because people incorrectly believe them to be poisonous and therefore dangerous.



For further discussion on snakes, scientific classifications, venom research and much more, check the resources available in “The New Encyclopedia of Snakes”, available on Amazon.com.

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[dropcap type=”1″]·[/dropcap]The Cobra has definitely become the most revered Snake on the planet. It’s become a powerful Brand by itself. A unique brand that portrays fear, awe and strength. It is used by dozens of corporations and organizations, from sport cars, golf clubs, insurance companies and up to the British National Emergencies Committee, called COBRA. There are also hundreds of products that take on the ‘Cobra’ brand, without being afraid.


We’ve collected for you some of the most unique Cobra products, from the snake’s replicas, Cobra Apparel, Gadget design, Jewelery and even some beautiful walking sticks. Let us know what you think, and if you know of any other cool cobra stuff – please let us know!

We begin with the most basic of all. The things we wear…

Cobra Apparel

Cool clothing apparel such as t-shirts, jackets, vests and costumes are immensely popular among the young and old. We are all seeking for unique items to wear. Items that embody awe-inspiring powers of Cobra. The T-shirts made by Mountain Men and Wellcoda definitely complete that task. The cool Cobra Jacket and Cobra Vest are a great accessory for any bike rider, and the cute Cobra Costume is perfect for snake-loving kids.

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Cobra Replicas

These stunning Cobra replicas and figurines bring the cobra fantasy and legend into life. There are Cobras made of rubber, stone resin, wood and even a bronzed Cobra. Some are used as great scary pranks in halloween, while others are used as statues of the most amazing snake in the world.

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Cobra Gadget Design

Since the computer revolution started, cases for smartphones, pads or laptops have been growing in popularity for years. It was perfectly natural that snake lovers would find their favorite creatures on these cases as well. There are cases for the iPhone, iPad and Samsung devices…

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Cobra Jewelery

The incredible admiration to the Cobra and it’s mystique powers began thousands of years ago, when people used to decorate their bodies with Cobra designed Jewelry. They believed that wearing cobra artifacts would provide them with the snake’s powers. Today, people are still searching for these same powers. We can find different sorts of Cobra Jewelry such as necklaces, rings, earrings and pendants. Take a look…

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And least but not last, there are also dozens of Cobra products for the old among us, such as these beautiful Cobra Walking sticks…


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