Species information

 

Desert Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula splendida

 

Common name

Desert Kingsnake

Scientific name

Lampropeltis getula splendida

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

Desert kingsnakes are brown/black speckled with white, yellow or cream.

 

Locality

Southern Texas, South-eastern Arizona.

 

Adult size

Up to 4 ft.

 

Approx lifespan

Up to 20 years.

 

REcomended vivarium size

30x12x15in.

 

Basic set up type

Arid/desert. Provide hides at each end of the vivarium. Decoration can come in the form of dead wood, fake skulls, etc.

 

Diet

A diet of rodents is best for the Desert Kingsnake.

 

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