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Rat Snakes
Rat Snakes

Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.

Rat Snakes

Rat Snakes

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.

Rat Snakes

Available for sale in Petco stores.

Native To: North America

Adult Size: 3-5'

Temperature: 75-85°F

Care Level: Beginner

Scientific Name: Everglades Rat Snake-Elaphe sp.

Most Active During: Daytime (diurnal)

Life Span: 15+ years

Eats: Frozen/thawed rodents



  • Named for their "pest control" abilities, these snakes are most commonly found near barns and other areas where rodents go to search out food.

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Baird's Rat Snake

Baird's Rat Snake
SKU: 254371

Baird's Rat Snake
Available in Petco stores

Everglades Rat Snake

Everglades Rat Snake
SKU: 254398

Everglades Rat Snake
Available in Petco stores

Leucistic Texas Rat Snake

Leucistic Texas Rat Snake
SKU: 254428

Leucistic Texas Rat Snake
Available in Petco stores

Texas Rat Snake

Texas Rat Snake
SKU: 254444

Texas Rat Snake
Available in Petco stores

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