***These care sheets assume that you understand the basics of snake care & husbandry.
If you are a new snake owner, it is recommended that you read our articles on general reptile care and then fine tune the requirements for the specific species you are interested in.
The California kingsnake is found along the west coast and southwestern United States. They utilize a variety of habitats including grasslands, forest, marshes and deserts.
This species is carnivorous and feeds on rodents. Feeding a rodent that is big around as the snake’s girth an average of once about every 7 days is a good rule of thumb to use here. Monitor the snake’s weight. As your snake reaches adulthood, you may feed less frequently to avoid obesity.
This snake will eat whenever you offer it food, and does well on a consistent schedule.