Snakes Care Sheets

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake

Most of the available captive bred Nuevo Leon kingsnakes are many generations removed from the wild due to the laws protecting their importation into the US.

Gray Rat Snake Care Sheet

Grat Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta spiloides)  The gray rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta spiloides) is a medium/large constricting snake ranging from southern Indiana south to the Florida Panhandle, and west to Mississippi. It is a blotched snake, with a dark gray or brown pattern…

Rough Green Snake Care Sheet

Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus)   Availability The rough green snake is readily available in the pet trade and unfortunately is one of the most exploited snakes in North America. rough green snakes are collected by the hundreds each year…

Rainbow Boa Care Sheet

Care sheet for Rainbow Boas (Epicrates Cenchria) Argentine rainbow boas (Epicrates Cenchria) are considered to be one of the more beautiful snakes in the world.  Not only do they display vibrant orange and red coloration, but they also produce an…

Carpet Python Care Sheet

Editor's note: The hyperlinked products in this article were included by Reptiles Magazine as suggestions for what the author has written. Care Sheet for the Carpet Python (Morelia spilotes) The carpet pythons are a diverse group of snakes from the Morelia genus that…

Black-headed Python Care Sheet

Black-headed Python (Aspidites melanocephalus)  Aspidites melanocephalus, commonly known as the black-headed python, is a species of snake in the family Pythonidae (the python family). The species is native to Australia. Black-headed pythons are broadly distributed throughout the northern third of Australia, extending from…

Mandarin Rat Snake Care Sheet

Mandarin Rat Snake (Elaphe mandarina) Despite lacking most of the genetic mutations that make other snakes popular, mandarin rats possess a striking natural beauty causing many to consider them ‘the holy grail of rat snakes. Their bright colors and diamond pattern…

Gopher Snake Care Sheet

Gopher snake (Pituophis spp.) Gopher snakes are the classic wild snake that many of us grew up around, their wide range is a testament to just how adaptable they are. We have several types living throughout North America (The largest…

Texas Rat Snake Care Sheet

Texas Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri) Texas rat snakes are long, slender snakes found in a wide variety of habitats throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. They’re amazingly active and adaptable, capable of climbing and swimming with ease in search of prey.…

Pigmy Rattlesnake Care Sheet

Pigmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius) There are three subspecies of pigmy rattlesnake – the Carolina pigmy (S. m. miliarius), the dusky pigmy (S. m. barbouri), and the western pigmy (S. m. streckeri). All three subspecies can be successfully maintained according to…

Pine Snake Care Sheet

Pine snake (Pituophis Spp.) Pine snakes are a smaller component of a larger group of American snakes belonging to the genus Pituophis. Of the actual pine snakes there are three species; the common pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus), the Louisiana…