Florida Kingsnake

Scientific Name:

  • Lampropeltis getula floridana

Description:

  • One of the beautiful non-venomous snakes
  • Smooth scales with chain-like pattern
  • Yellow cross-banded with black or dark brown body
  • Tame with regular handling, seldom bites

Distribution:

  • Florida, Southern of United States

Breeding:

  • Many successful breeding done in captivity
  • Sexual maturity is about 2 years

Nesting:

  • 2 to 30 eggs per clutch
  • Hatch after 60 – 90 days of incubation

Size:

  • 5 to 8 inches
  • 35 to 50 inches

Life Span:

  • 10 – 15 years

Diet:

  • Small rodents, lizards, eggs, birds
  • Other snakes, including venomous snakes

Habitat:

  • Cypress ponds
  • Pineland
  • Prairies
  • Marshes
  • Oak hammocks
  • Sugar cane plantations
  • grassland near pond
  • swampy area

Common Disease:

This Snake Other Information :

  • This snake need moderate of humidity
  • Keep the vivarium at the level of humidity if you keep it as pet
  • Deep bowl of water needed for snake soaking and drinking.