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Posted by andy_g on April 07, 2003 at 20:50:52:
In Reply to: Good choice for easy snake? posted by IMPerfection on April 07, 2003 at 20:38:00:
Florida Kingsnakes are really docile and great for a beginner, but they are one of the bigger specie of kingsnake, they cal reach a little over five feet long I believe. A fully grown one should probably have a 30 gallon tank as a minimum size. The care for most kingsnakes is the same, 75 ambient and a hot spot of 84-86 made by under tank heater ot bulb is good for temps. One or two appropriately sized mice or very small rat per week. If you want a corn because they dont usually get as big, care is the same. I also suggest a half-grown California Kingsnake (around 24-28 inches long) if you don't want something as big as a Florida. The reason I say half grown is that they are very flighty as babies. I think any of the three are great beginner snakes but it is a matter of personal choice, in my opinion.