- The scientific name of Grey Banded Kingsnake is Lampropeltis alterna.
- This snake is also known as Davis Mountain kingsnake.
- This is a non-venomous and calm species.
- The snakes are colourful, with alternating colour bands with grey band in between.
- They are nocturnal animals, means that they are active at night.
- These beautiful snakes are found in Trans-Pecos-Chihuahuan desert.
- Western Texas and Northern Mexico.
- The snakes inhabit in dry and hot areas.
- In wild, breed after hibernation.
- About 30 days after breeding.
- 4 to 14 eggs are laid per clutch.
- 55 to 60 days of incubation.
- Hatchlings are about 8 to 12 inches long.
- Adult size of the snake is about 20 to 48 inches long.
- The snakes live up to 20 to 25 years.
Grey Banded Kingsnake Food and Feeding
- They are not easy to feed, specially the hatchlings.
- Newly born pinkies should be fine to be fed on hatchlings.
- In wild, food resources are rodents, lizards, frogs, eggs and other snakes.
- In captivity, pinkies and lizards are recommended by the pet hobbyists.
- 4 to 7 days feeding frequency.
- Small clean fresh water bowl is needed.
Snake Habitat and Vivarium Housing
- The habitat of the snake is located at semi-humid climate area.
- They inhabit at the rocky area, canyon, desert flats, cliffs and mountainous areas.
- Hiding box should be provided in captivity.
- Respiratory problems may be resulted in high humidity.
- Humidity should be kept low all time.
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- The calm characteristic, colourful, and small size make them popular in exotic pet community.