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Care Sheet for King Snakes

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.39    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 09/24/2004

Main Category:

Snakes

Sub Category:

King Snakes

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Todd

Years Experience:

15 to 20 Years

Species:

California King Snake

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Should only be done when snake has reached a maturity of 2 years of age.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

Water should be in the cooler side or the tank and changed daily...I suggest bedding(wood chips and newspaper)Sand could be harmful if swallowed during eating.

Lighting and UVB:

Doesn’t need much of a light just use a towel to make it seem like night on that half.

Temperatures and Humidity:

A range of 80-85 degrees on the hot side and 70-75 degrees on the cool side.(Never should go under 70 degrees)

Heating and Equipment:

Heat tape works well.

Caging Provided:

20 gallon is good for it when it is full grown.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Feeds about once a week it can eat about one small rat or a couple pinkies.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

None unless recommended

Maintenance:

Tank should be cleaned once a week.

Some Words on this Species:

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