Species information



Pituophis catenifer sayi

Pituophis catenifer sayi - Bullsnake


Common name


Scientific name

Pituophis catenifer sayi




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.



Great Plains states, Mexico, Southern Canada.


Adult size



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.



Bullsnakes should be fed rodents of the appropriate size.




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