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KOREAN RAT SNAKE CARE GUIDE

Elaphe Anomala

Introduction

The Korean Ratsnake is also known as Faded Amur, Faded Russian, Southern Amur or simply Amur Rat Snake. It is relatively easy to maintain in captivity but a little more nervous that it's close relative, the Russian Ratsnake (Elaphe Schrencki) and as hatchlings can be a little more prone to nip but are easily tamed with short but regular handling sessions.

They are a semi-arboreal species which is mainly active during the day (diurnal).

Experience Level Beginner to Intermediate
Temperament

Shy but normally fairly placid

Captive Variants

Wild Type, Albino, Hypomelanistic

Expected Adult Length 140 to 180cm
Recommended Housing

Vivarium or plastic tubs

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

Other requirements :

-Suitably large water bowl for them to drink and bathe

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

-Climbing branches are advantageous

Temperature Range

25C (77F) to 28C (82F)

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 China, Korea
Natural Environment

Found in a wide variety of mainly moist environments such as scrubland, stones, riverbanks, swamp land, log piles, forests and up in trees.

Recommended Substrate

We prefer to use Aspen and provide 2 moist hides.

Natural DietRodents, Birds and their Eggs
Primary Captive Diet Rodents
Recommended links www.ratsnakefoundation.org

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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