Species information

 

Scarlet Kingsnake

Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides

Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides - scarlet Kingsnake

 

Common name

Scarlet Kingsnake

Scientific name

Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

The scarlet kingsnake is a small kingsnake, it is banded with red, yellow and black.

 

Locality

Virginia, southeastern Mississippi.

 

Adult size

Up to 22inches.

 

Approx lifespan

More than 15 years.

 

REcomended vivarium size

A 24x12x12in vivarium is ideal for a single adult kingsnake.

 

Basic set up type

Arid/Pine forest. Provide hides in both the warm end and the cool end.

 

Diet

The best diet for the Scarlet Kingsnake is one of small rodents

 

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