Species information


Desert Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula splendida


Common name

Desert Kingsnake

Scientific name

Lampropeltis getula splendida




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



Southern Texas, South-eastern Arizona.


Adult size

Up to 4 ft.


Approx lifespan

Up to 20 years.


REcomended vivarium size



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.



A diet of rodents is best for the Desert Kingsnake.


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