Species information

 

Blotched Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula goini

 

Common name

Blotched Kingsnake

Scientific name

Lampropeltis getula goini

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

The blotched kingsnakes pattern is highly variable. It can be banded, striped, blotched or even without pattern. The colour is typically black/brown, with lighter yellow/white markings (these are what make up the variable patterning).

 

Locality

Florida.

 

Adult size

3-5 ft.

 

Approx lifespan

Up to 20 years.

 

REcomended vivarium size

30x15x15in.

 

Basic set up type

Woodland. Provide hides at both the warm and and the cool end, use bark chips or news paper as a substrate. If you use bark chips make sure you don't feed on the substrate.

 

Diet

The best diet for the Blotched Kingsnake is one that is made up of rodents.

 

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