Species information


Scarlet Kingsnake

Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides

Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides - scarlet Kingsnake


Common name

Scarlet Kingsnake

Scientific name

Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides




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



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.



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


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