Grey Banded Kingsnake For Sale
The grey banded kingsnake for sale (Lampropeltis alterna), also known as the Davis Mountain king snake, is a harmless snake species belonging to the genus Lampropeltis and family Colubridae. Only in the southwestern United States and neighbouring Mexico can you find this indigenous species.
The typical overall length for a grey banded kingsnake is 3 feet (91 cm), with a maximum of 4 feet (120 cm). Large, round eyes set in a wide skull distinguish this kingsnake from others of its genus.
There is a wide range of variation in the appearance of L. alterna, although the two most common colour variants were originally thought to be distinct subspecies: the “blairi,” with thicker orange and red bands, and the “alterna,” with narrower bands. Common to both is a grayish backdrop with white and/or black details. Some wild and captive-bred animals even lack the distinctive orange or red bands seen in morphological illustrations.
Habits and Lifestyle
Although it is a kingsnake, the grey banded variety is rarely seen in the wild. While it is common, this animal is only active at night and prefers to keep to itself. Few people live in its native range, and the rugged topography makes many areas off-limits. Finding this snake in the wild is generally regarded as a significant achievement among field herpetologists.
Roads that cut through their Trans Pecos habitat are where most sightings occur. The temperament of L. alterna is typically peaceful, and it rarely resorts to aggressive behaviors like biting out of self-defense. They are immune to rattlesnake venom and are not poisonous themselves.
Diet and Nutrition
Among the preferred prey of the grey banded kingsnake is the lizard. Occasionally it will eat lizards, snakes, frogs, and the eggs of ground-nesting birds.
Sexing Your Grey Banded Kingsnake
Be free to specify whether you’d like a male, female, or a mix of the two when placing your order, but know that we can’t always fulfil such requests. You can rest assured, though, that a knowledgeable grey banded kingsnake breeder will make every effort to provide you with the snake or snakes you specify.
Shipping Your Grey Banded Kingsnake For Sale
Our firm guarantees the safe arrival of each Grey Banded Kingsnake purchased from us as well as other kingsnake species such as the Speckled King Snake For Sale and Brooks Kingsnake for sale. Before placing a purchase, please review our guarantee information.
Due to the delicate nature of the reptiles, amphibians, tarantulas, and scorpions we sell online, we may have to temporarily hold your order if extreme weather conditions occur. Only the animal’s safety is of first importance, and you will be told through email if this is the case.
How much is a gray-banded kingsnake?
How big do GREY banded kingsnakes get?
Are gray-banded kingsnake good pets?
How long can a grey banded kingsnake go without eating?
Where to buy grey banded kingsnake?
How much does a king snake cost?