Florida Kingsnake

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Florida Kingsnake

Scientific Name

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


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


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


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


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


  • The 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 eats small rodents, lizards, eggs, and birds.
  • Other snakes, including venomous snakes, are prey as well.


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

Other Information

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