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Snake Breeders Based in Leicestershire, England, UK      


 Lamprophis Aurora


The Aurora is one of the smallest house snakes. They are primarily a terrestrial (ground dwelling) species which is active mainly at night (nocturnal).

Experience Level Beginner to Intermediate

Generally very placid

Captive Variants Wild Type
Other Known VariantsAlbino
Expected Adult Length

Males 45 - 60cm: Females 60 - 90cm

Recommended Housing

Vivarium or plastic tubs

We prefer to use tubs as we have found them to be much easier to keep clean.

Other requirements:

-Small water bowl

-A minimum of 2 hides (1 in the cool end and 1 in the warm end) one of which should be moist

Auroras are a terrestrial snake and do not therefore require climbing branches but they do appreciate greenery/bushes on the floor of their enclosure which they will enjoy crawling through.

Temperature Range 21C (70F) to 31C (88F)
Recommended Heating

Viv - Guarded Ceramic heater or heat mat

Tub - Heat mat

Whichever method is used, the temperature should be controlled by a suitable thermostat and monitored using a digital thermometer

Origin South Africa
Natural Environment

Mainly inhabits grasslands, coastal areas, lowland forest, shrublands, heathlands, houses, barns and other buildings

Recommended Substrate

We use Aspen and provide a moist hide of vermiculite and/or moss.

Natural Diet Rodents, Lizards, Frogs
Primary Captive Diet Rodents
Other Observations Auroras are notorious for being poor feeders in captivity, however, in our experience they are fantastic feeders once you have found out how they prefer to be fed. We have one that prefers to be fed in a small tub last thing at night and another that prefers freshly killed rodents but they both started off as poor feeders until we found out exactly what they wanted.

This care guide has been written by us at AC Snakes for your information and guidance.
It will be updated and expanded as regularly as we are able, however it should not be used as your only source of care information.
Prior to purchasing any animal it is strongly recommended that you research extensively to ensure that you can provide the correct care for your pet.
Last updated May 2012

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