Desert Kingsnake

Scientific Name:

  • Lampropeltis Getula Splendida

Description:

  • Also known as “Common Kingsnake”. Formally known as Sonoran Kingsnake.
  • Interbreeding with Speckled Snake at the Eastern of Texas
  • Yellow and blank in colour with variation of patterns on the smooth and shiny scales
  • They are nocturnal, the snake will become active at late evening and night
  • This animal is secretive, it always hides beneath the logs in wild
  • Immune to venomous snake

Distribution:

  • Central and South Western of Texas
  • Desert regions, South Eastern Arizona
  • Sonora of Mexico

Breeding:

  • Early summer
  • At age of 3 to 4

Nesting:

  • 4 to 20 eggs per clutch between May and August
  • The eggs hatch after 48 to 80 days

Size:

  • Hatchling: 7 to 10 inches
  • Adult: 36 to 45 inches

Life Span:

  • 10 to 25 years

Diet:

  • Main diets are rodents, mice, rats, eggs, lizards, and other snakes
  • In captivity, suggested 3 to 5 days feeding frequency with small mice or pinkies

Habitat:

  • A habitat generalist
  • May be found at many places like marshes, grassland, chapparal, riparian areas, desert, farmland, forest or woodlands

Common Disease:

More information :

  • The snake is doctile and quite calm if regular handling in captivity
  • Great collection for exoctic pet lover collection.