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Mexican Black Kingsnake

king snake black mexican

Mexican Black Kingsnake
origin:Mexico
life expectancy:15 to 20 years
scientific name:Lampropeltis getula nigrita
family:Colubridae
dimensions:120 to 180 cm
temperature:23 to 33 °C
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History [ edit ]

The Mexican black king snake (Lampropeltis getula nagrita), is a glossy black king snake that originates from western Sonora and northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico as well as a small area in southern Arizona.

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General Appearance [ edit ]

It has a small oval shaped head which is roughly the same size as the neck, black eyes, and a long smooth slender body. They have beautiful glossy black scales which reflect a blueish shimmer. Some neonates have some lateral white spots that usually disappear as the snake grows larger. The Mexican black kingsnake will usually grow between 3ft - 4ft long, but given the correct care some have been known to reach lengths of around 5ft!

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Temperament [ edit ]

Mexican black kingsnakes may be a bit nippy to begin with but with regular handling to show your snake you are not a threat they should quickly become placid and friendly. They make great pets as they are very inquisitive and energetic and they should become used to you handling them fairly quickly. Try not to overhandle your snake though as this can make them stressed and they may refuse their food or may poop on you whilst being handled! Remember to wash your hands before and after handling your snake to get any food smells off and avoid being accidently bitten this will also minimise infection as these snakes carry Salmonella. Do not handle your snake for up to 48 hours after feeding to give them time to digest their food properly, if picked up too soon after eating your snake may regurgitate (throw up) its food.

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