- Lampropeltis getulus californiae
- Variety in colours but the most commonly found kingsnakes are in black and white stripes
- Black eyes
- Normally shed 4 to 6 times annually. The humid environment may greatly help the kingsnake in shedding.
- Handling of snake during the shedding should be avoided or reduced as much as possible to minimize the chances of hurting the snake as the skin is still weak.
- The snakes are nocturnal animals
- This snake is commonly adopted as pet
- East coast of North America from Ohio to Florida
- In the wild, mating take place within March to June
- Eggs laid from May to August
- Around 15 eggs per clutch
- Eggs hatch 6 to 10 weeks later
- Adult may reach 5 feet long.
- Baby kingsnake is about 8 to 12 inches long.
- It’s named kingsnake as it eats snakes, even venamous snakes.
- Other food are rodent, mouse, rat, frog or lizard.
- Hatcling should be fed with newly born mice with frequency of 5 to 7 days
- A small dish of water should be provided
- Originally from desert
- Living in different habitat such as woodland, chaparral farmland, grassland, deciduous, forest, or river bank.
- Respiratory problems may result due to improper control of humidity (Too humid)