Species information


Ruthvens Kingsnake

Lampropeltis ruthveni


Common name

Ruthvens Kingsnake

Scientific name

Lampropeltis ruthveni




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.





Adult size

2.5-3 ft.


Approx lifespan

15-18 yrs.


REcomended vivarium size

24x15x15in or more.


Basic set up type

Dry Woodland.



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


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