Species information


Baird's Rat Snake

Elaphe bairdi

 Elaphe bairdi - Baird's Rat Snake


Common name

Baird's Rat Snake

Scientific name

Elaphe bairdi




Adult baird's rat snakes are grey, brown/orange or orange with 2 distinct stripes running the length of the snake. This snake also has 2 dorsal stripes, the stripes are usually grey or brown in colour. The skin inbetween the scales (which is known as the interstitial skin) is usually a different colour to the actual snake, it may be orange, yellow or salmon coloured.



Texas, Mexico.


Adult size



Approx lifespan

Upto 20 years


REcomended vivarium size



Basic set up type




A diet of rodents is best suited to the Baird's Rat Snake.


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