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California King Snakes are found in western USA and northern Mexico in a variety of habitats. They can be found in forests, deserts, grasslands, mountains, fields, coastal and suburban areas, and many other habitats as long as there is sufficient prey and shelter.
Our animals are only available for collection in store. Speak to our care team, or visit us in-store to purchase your new pet.
The name King Snake comes from the ability to eat other snakes including Rattlesnakes. California King snakes are naturally impervious to the venom of rattlesnakes but are not totally immune. They feed on rattlesnakes regularly. As well as snakes they will also eat rodents, birds and amphibians. In captivity they will readily accept frozen rodents.
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Scientific Name: Lampropeltis getula californiae
Natural Habitat: North America
Lifespan: Up to 20 years in captivity
Adult Size: 120-180cm or 4-6 feet
Temperament: Docile, easy to tame
Housing: 120cm (4′) vivarium.
Temperature range: Day 25-30°C (77°F to 86°F) -Night 20-25°C ( 68°F to 77°F)
Lighting: UV light is recommended although not considered essential -12 hour light cycle
Feeding: Defrosted mouse once weekly – pinkie to adult mice as the snake grows
Substrate: Beech chips/Hemp bedding/Lignocel