- The scientific name of Mexican Black Kingsnake is Lampropeltis getula nigrita.
- This is a non-venomous type of snake.
- It has beautiful shiny black scales throughout the whole body.
- It is easy to tame and keep in captivity, hence suitable as a pet snake for beginner snake enthusiasts.
- This species is one of the popular snakes in the pet industry.
- They are docile and easy to handle.
- They are nocturnal animals, it means that they are active at night.
- Most Mexican Black Kingsnakes are found in Sonora, north western of Mexico.
- However, some of them can be seen in southern Arizona.
- The breeding season of the snakes is between March and June.
- There are 6 to 12 eggs laid per clutch.
- The eggs incubation period is about 65 to 82 days at 27°C to 28°C.
- The size of each hatchling is around 18 cm to 20 cm.
- This is a modest size snake.
- The adult snake can grow up to 4 feet long.
- In the wild, the snake can live up to 15 years.
Mexican Black Kingsnake Food and Feeding
- Naturally Mexican Black Kingsnake eats other reptiles such as lizard, bird, rodent, or amphibians such as frog and toad.
- Like other kingsnakes, they eat other venomous and non-venomous snakes.
- In captivity, you should feed the snake with a raised mice around 4 to 6 days.
Habitat and Enclosure Housing Requirements
- In the nature, the snakes live in dry areas of semi-desert mountainous area.
- The snake is an ophiophagus animal, it should be housed separately with other snakes in captivity.
- The housing day temperature should be kept at 26°C to 32°C.
- While the night temperature needs to be set at 21°C to 24°C range.
- Try to keep the humidity low.
- It’s unknown to us at the moment.
- However, we will update the care sheet we do a further study on this.
Other Information about Mexican Black Kingsnake
- If you would like to have s Mexican Black Kingsnake as pet, it is a good practice to get a captive snake as pet since they are more docile and easy to handle.