Elaphe bairdi

Baird's Rat Snake


Origin: Western and Central Texas, Northeast Mexico

Size: 2.5-5 ft average

Age: ? years average

Active: nocturnal

Habitat: dry, rocky prairies and desert
20-30 gal aquarium; newsprint, paper towels, cypress bark, fir bark, pine shavings, aspen bedding; water bowl; hide box; need dry conditions

Temp.: 75-85F (mid 70s to low 80s)

Foods: mice (pinky, fuzzy, adult, depending on size of snake)

Temperament: not especially personable

Staszko, Ray and Walls, Jerry (1994) RAT SNAKES a hobbyist’s guide to Elaphe and kin. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, NJ.
Mehrtens, John M. (1987) Living Snakes of the World. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York.

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