- The scientific name of Desert Kingsnake is Lampropeltis Getula Splendida.
- It is commonly known as “Common Kingsnake”.
- It was formally known as Sonoran Kingsnake.
- Interbreeding with Speckled Snake happened at Eastern of Texas.
- Yellow and blank in colour with variation of patterns on the smooth and shiny scales.
- They are nocturnal animals, meaning that the snake will become active at late evening and night.
- This animal is secretive, it always hides beneath the logs in wild.
- They are considered as medium-sized snakes, non-venomous and makes good pet snake.
- They are immune to venomous snakes.
- Central and South Western of Texas.
- Desert regions, South Eastern Arizona.
- Sonora of Mexico
- Early summer.
- At age of 3 to 4.
- 4 to 20 eggs per clutch between May and August.
- The eggs hatch after 48 to 80 days.
- Hatchling: 7 to 10 inches.
- Adult: 36 to 45 inches.
- 10 to 25 years.
Desert Kingsnake Food and Feeding
- Main diets are rodents, mice, rats, eggs, lizards, and other snakes.
- In captivity, suggested 3 to 5 days feeding frequency with small mice or pinkies.
- A habitat generalist.
- They are normally found at places like marshes, grassland, chaparral, riparian areas, desert, farmland, forest or woodlands.
More information for Pet Lovers
- The snake is docile and quite calm if regular handling in captivity.
- Great collection for exotic pet lover collection.