Desert Kingsnake

The desert kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula splendida) is native to the southwestern United States and northeastern Mexico.

With its beautiful patterning and mild temperament, it’s no wonder that so many people are interested in keeping a desert kingsnake as a pet

The desert kingsnake is one of the most beautiful and popular pet snakes in the United States but it’s also native to the hottest and driest regions of the American Southwest 

desert kingsnakes do not need to drink large amounts of water—they absorb it through their food. To keep your snake healthy, feed him or her mice or rats

Desert kingsnakes are omnivores, which means they will eat just about anything. Their natural habitat is a vast arid landscape of rocks and sand.

Desert kingsnakes can reach a length of 6 feet. Females tend to be larger than males. This species has some big scales

10-25 years. There are many factors that affect their life expectancy, but on average Desert Kingsnakes live 10 to 15 years in captivity.

There’s a reason why kingsnakes are such a popular choice for first-time reptile owners—and it has to do with their temperament.

If there is enough humidity and heat, Desert Kingsnakes can breed year-round. Like most snakes, they lay eggs.