Animal Stories - Arizona Desert Kingsnake


Animal-World Information about: Arizona Desert Kingsnake

   Now here's a "snake with an attitude". This guy isn't taking any guff from anybody!
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john - 2012-10-14
Hi, I got a splendida phase desert king snake yesterday at a reptile expo/show and was told that he was eating live rat pinkies and mice hoppers and I was wondering if there was an easy way to get him to frozen/thawed because he is so beautiful and I don't want him to get hurt. P.S. he is about 2 feet long.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-14
    Converting him to frozen/thawed is a great ides, and there are tons of methods used to accomplish this. Some will work for some snakes and others work for other snakes. Some of the easiest suggestions include: warming the food before its offered and then placing it in the feeding cage with tongs, put some drops of oil from a can of tuna on it before offering it, or dipping it in some chicken broth. The important thing is to be patient, it may take a while for your snake to get hungry enough to try this 'new' food.
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john - 2012-10-19
Yes! I finally got my desert kingsnake to ecxept frozen fuzzies!The problem is that I was wondering is that don't snakes need exercise? And isnt eating the only time the really burn a decent amount of calories? what I am trying to say is I don't want a fat snake and snakes dont use execise wheels so how am I going to make sure he gets exercise?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-19
    Snakes use an incredible about of muscles to move which burns a lot of energy and because they do not eat as often as other animals it is unlikely that it will become over weight.
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chase jonsgaard - 2011-03-07
And how much, what are the price ranges of the snake?

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  • john - 2012-10-31
    $20 to $40 for a good one, usually on the high end.
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john - 2012-10-29
Wow do I have bad timing,thanks to hurricaine sandy I am having trouble keeping my snakes tank warm, I added another heater but the temp. keeps going down, What can I do? Right know he is in my shirt.

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Ken Gearhart - 2007-11-03
I run the herp aspect of a pet store in PA, and the desert kingsnake is, easily, the best snake I have ever handled or housed. They are great pets and are very beautiful.

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  • Jacob Zimmerman - 2012-07-18
    They are easy to care for but you have to watch them they are the houdinis of the snake world
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rustant e. catarina - 2011-12-26
we should take care everything that has life even snakes....

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judehenne - 2010-01-14
I love snakes. by jude c henne






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  • chase jonsgaard - 2011-03-07
    They're soooooo cool.
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chase jonsgaard - 2011-03-07
What type of background should be used for a california kingsnake and how big does the cage need to be?

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