Species information

 

Bullsnake

Pituophis catenifer sayi

Pituophis catenifer sayi - Bullsnake

 

Common name

Bullsnake

Scientific name

Pituophis catenifer sayi

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

Bullsnakes are relatively large stock colubrids, they are yellow, cream or buff with black, brown or red saddles/blotches. They also have a pattern of dorsal blotches, in the same colour.

 

Locality

Great Plains states, Mexico, Southern Canada.

 

Adult size

6-8ft

 

Approx lifespan

Upto 20 years

 

REcomended vivarium size

4x2x2ft or larger.

 

Basic set up type

Woodland, provide secure hides at both ends of the vivarium (both warm and cool). Use bark chips as a substrate and use bark pieces of decorate/provide climbing structures.

 

Diet

Bullsnakes should be fed rodents of the appropriate size.

 

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