Florida Kingsnake

Florida Kingsnake

Scientific Name

  • The scientific name of Florida Kingsnake is Lampropeltis getula floridana. 

Description

  • One of the beautiful medium size non-venomous snakes.
  • Smooth scales with chain-like pattern.
  • Yellow cross-banded with black or dark brown body.
  • Tame with regular handling, and they seldom bite.

Distribution

  • As the name implied, they are found in Florida, and Southern of United States.

Breeding

  • Many successful breedings have been successfully done in captivity.
  • Sexual maturity of the snakes is about 2 years.

Nesting

  • They lay 2 to 30 eggs per clutch.
  • The eggs hatch after 60 – 90 days of incubation.

Size

  • They size of the hatchlings is about 5 to 8 inches.
  • The adult snakes are measured around 35 to 50 inches.

Life Span

  • The lifespan of the snakes is about 10 – 15 years.

Florida Kingsnake Food

  • Florida Kingsnake eats small rodents, lizards, eggs, and birds.
  • Other snakes, including venomous snakes are they preys as well. 

Natural Habitat

  • Cypress ponds
  • Pineland
  • Prairies
  • Marshes
  • Oak hammocks
  • Sugar cane plantations
  • grassland near pond
  • swampy area

General Information on Enclosure Setup

  • This snake needs moderate humidity.
  • Always keep the vivarium at the level of humidity if you keep it as pet.
  • Deep bowl of water needed for snake soaking and drinking.