Kingsnakes are among the most beautiful snakes in the world and have been popular pets in the reptile hobby since the beginning. There are many different types of kingsnakes found in North America, and care requirements are very similar for all of them. Kingsnakes were given their name because they are the “King” of snakes in America. They are considered “Kings” because they regularly eat other species of snakes in the wild, including rattlesnakes!

  • Common Name: Common Kingsnake
  • Scientific Name: Lampropeltis spp.
  • Distribution: Found throughout the southern United States west into California.
  • Size: 3′-6′
  • Life Span: 15-20 yrs.+
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