Species information


African Egg-eating Snake

Dasypeltis medici

Dasypeltis medici - African Egg-eating Snake


Common name

African Egg-eating Snake

Scientific name

Dasypeltis medici




The african egg-eating snake is a small slender colubrid with a relatively rounded head. This snake is primarily brown or grey in colouration, with darker blotches running the length of the snake (this is less noticable in darker specimens).



South Africa.



Adult size



Approx lifespan

Thought to be about 8years.


REcomended vivarium size

A 24x12x12in vivarium is ideal for a single egg eating snake.


Basic set up type

Woodland, provide 2 secure feeling retreats, use back chips or paper toweling for substrate.



A diet consisting of eggs of the appropriate size (quail eggs are often favoured) is best for the African Egg-eating Snake.




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