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Species: (Lampropeltis getula floridana)
Origin: This animal originates from the United States mainly Florida.
Size And Longevity:
The this king snake is a beautiful snake and has proved to be very easy to raise, and another good thing about king snakes are that they make for great starter snakes, these animals are more small in size makes which makes them a great pet snake to own, their great to watch as they are a beige color with brown bands, to red bands and black speckling on the head and slight other variations in color can also appear, these are a fairly small size snake and do not require as much room as some snakes do, they are also more slender in build than others of heavy build, they only reach an average size of 4 to 5 feet in the wild but in captivity 3 to 4 feet is more common and these animals are constrictors and they grab their prey and wrap around it, and these animals have been known to live 18 to 20 years in captivity, these animals are diurnal but if the heat is to high in the day they will switch to night hunting, these are the snakes that are notorious for hunting down and eating poison snakes such as copper heads and rattle snakes so they really are a good little friend to have around, they also have a strong immunity to the bite of a poison snake.
Habitat And Caging Requirements:
This species is usually very easy to keep and they do not require a whole lot of room even as adults, they do well at a temperature of around 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, 1 baby animal can be kept in a 10 gallon tank or vivarium type of setup and an adult will require a bit more room with a very secure top in a large type of reptile setup or a 20 to 40 gallon aquarium with a secure top or locking reptile screen to prevent escape.
You can decorate the tank with wood, live or plastic plant's, aspen substrate and rock's, this species seems to do best in a tropical like aquarium or vivarium type setup with a basking area and some moss, and give them a hiding place, and a water dish to drink from and add humidity, and keep the water clean by changing it every other day, also keep a water spray bottle handy to mist down the setup once or twice every day and this will also help with your' pet's shedding, they also enjoy a basking area, you also need a incandescent light to set up a basking area for your' animal and also place a heat pad at one end of the setup.
Temperature And Lighting Requirements:
You want to use low wattage bulbs' for best results' to avoid over heating of your' pet as over heating could cause your' pet to dehydrate, these animals' seem to fair well at temperatures of (75 to 85 degrees F.), you also need a heat light set up for a basking area so the animal can move to and from heat as needed.
Feeding And Nutrition:
For feeding your' pet, they like to feed at night' and small ones will feed on 1 baby mice every 5 to 7 days and you can offer larger mice as they grow.
Handling And Care:
"Alright for the care and handling of your pet", I know these guys' are so cute that your' going too want too handle them all the time right?, but when you first get them it is a good idea put them in their new home and mostly enjoy watching them get use to their new home and feed them well for at least a couple of day's which is really a good idea for any new pet that you get of any kind and then gradually start too handle them from time to time, this is called acclimating your' animal which cut's down stress which in turn make's you have a happier healthier pet.
Written By: Howard Stinson
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