Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Rat Snakes are a common snake found throughout Northern America. They are a somewhat timid snake and stay a manageable size, making them a great choice as a pet. The most common Rat Snakes available today are the Everglades Rat Snake, Texas Rat Snake and Bairds Rat Snake. They can be kept as juveniles in 20-gallon terrariums , but they will need a larger habitat as adults.
Feeding tip: It is always recommended to feed snakes in a container outside of their habitat. This is the best way to help limit any feeding responses from being associated with the habitat. This will also keep any substrate from being ingested while eating. A secure, small plastic container is most commonly used. By keeping this container dark you help ease stress from being moved from their habitat.
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: North America
Adult Size: 3-5'
Care Level: Beginner
Scientific Name: Everglades Rat Snake-Elaphe sp.
Most Active During: Daytime (diurnal)
Life Span: 15+ years
Eats: Frozen/thawed rodents
Baird's Rat Snake
Everglades Rat Snake
Leucistic Texas Rat Snake
Texas Rat Snake
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