My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

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My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Post by Gary2sons » March 25th, 2011, 5:40 pm

So glad this forum is up and running again. Really missed the Captive-bred forum. There are a lot of keepers on here so lets all do our part and post something! :thumb:

This was labeled at the pet shop as a "Florida Kingsnake High-Red" but I'm thinking the kind they find in the southern part of the state. Since it's captive bred I guess it could be a little of something else also.

Had our female corn snake lay eggs last year so traded most away for feeders and other snakes. I had 5 juvenile corns and was trying to trade for a gray-banded kingsnake and the owner said she would throw in the Florida King to make the deal. At the time I wasn't wanting a Florida King but have to say this one has become one of my favorites. It weighs 40 grams now and has eaten twice this year. My gray-band ate twice last Fall but not this year yet! :(

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I will post the gray-band later. It never ate at the pet shop but took scented pinkies twice last Fall. Just hope it starts eating soon!

Thanks for looking!

Gary

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Re: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Post by monklet » March 26th, 2011, 7:09 am

Sweet little animal. Good luck on the feeding Gary!

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Re: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Post by Gary2sons » March 27th, 2011, 12:58 pm

Thanks and really enjoyed the info you have on your website!

Would highly recommend keepers to check it out!

Gary

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Re: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Post by Paul White » March 27th, 2011, 4:03 pm

FLorida kings rock :) They're one of my favorites. Decent temper, can be neat looking, easy care...good size without being huge.

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Re: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Post by Nick » April 1st, 2011, 8:53 am

Gary, that's a typical looking Hypo "Brooks" Kingsnake. The Brooks King is an invalid subspecies that used to apply to the lighter colored Florida Kings of the Southern Everglades.

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Re: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Post by Gary2sons » April 2nd, 2011, 8:22 pm

Paul---Thanks, I agree!
Nick wrote:Gary, that's a typical looking Hypo "Brooks" Kingsnake. The Brooks King is an invalid subspecies that used to apply to the lighter colored Florida Kings of the Southern Everglades.
Thanks Nick for the info!

It will be fun to feed this little snake and watch him grow. Just wish the little gray-band would eat like this guy!

Gary

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Re: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Post by Paul White » April 3rd, 2011, 9:22 am

florida kings explode. Mine hit over 300 grams/30" in their first year.

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