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Snake Care Sheets

How to Care* for Your King Snake

How to Care* for Your King Snake

Description King Snakes (Lampropeltis getula) are small (3-4’ but up to 6’ is possible), non-venomous, constricting snakes native to the United States, central and northern South America.  Given their large range, there are quite a number of subspecies that inhabit...

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How to Care* for Your Corn Snake

How to Care* for Your Corn Snake

Description Corn Snakes (Pantherophis guttatus formerly classified as “Elaphe guttata”) are small, nocturnal, non-venomous snakes native to central and southeastern United States.  They are generally  4’-5.5’ long, with the males slightly shorter than the females and can live for 20...

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How to Care For Your Kenyan Sand Boa

How to Care For Your Kenyan Sand Boa

Description Kenyan Sand Boas (Eryx colubrinus) are small (18”-24”; males are smaller than females), thick bodied, non-venomous, constricting snakes native to northern and Eastern Africa. In the wild, Kenyan Sand Boas are generally camouflage patterned with orange, yellow and brown...

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How to Care for Your Ball Python

How to Care for Your Ball Python

Ball pythons (Python regius) are small- to medium-sized, semi-arboreal snakes native to the semi-arid grasslands, forests, and agricultural areas of central and western Africa. Although they are frequently found in burrows, they are known to hunt in trees — thus...

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