Species information

 

Ruthvens Kingsnake

Lampropeltis ruthveni

 

Common name

Ruthvens Kingsnake

Scientific name

Lampropeltis ruthveni

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

The ruthvens kingsnake is tricoloured, and has a close resemblance with many of the tricoloured milk snakes. It is banded in red, black and white/cream/grey. The black bands are thinner than the others, they essentially provide an outline outline for the red and white/cream/grey ones.

 

Locality

Mexico.

 

Adult size

2.5-3 ft.

 

Approx lifespan

15-18 yrs.

 

REcomended vivarium size

24x15x15in or more.

 

Basic set up type

Dry Woodland.

 

Diet

A diet consisting of rodents is best for the Ruthvens Kingsnake.

 

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