Species information

 

African House snake

Lamprophis fuliginosus

Lamprophis fuliginosus - African House snake

 

Common name

African House snake

Scientific name

Lamprophis fuliginosus

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

The african house snake has elliptical pupils (meaning the pupal resembles a slit, much like a cat eye at night) and a light brown stripe running from the snout to the neck, passing along the eye. House snakes possess a uniform colour, which is usually brown, but may be black, olive, chocolate or golden.

 

Locality

Southern Africa

 

Adult size

Upto 3.5ft, males tend to be smaller.

 

Approx lifespan

Upto 15 years.

 

REcomended vivarium size

24x12x12in.

 

Basic set up type

Woodland, provide 2 hides and low perches to add variation and decoration to the vivarium.

 

Diet

House snakes should be fed a diet of rodents.

 

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