The kingsnakes and milksnakes are some of the most beautiful of the worlds snakes. They are found in a wide range of colours and patterns. Some have spots, some have bands or rings around the body, and some have stripes from head to tail. Many are coral snake mimics with bright red, yellow (or white) and black bands or rings. This great variety makes the kingsnakes and milksnakes very popular captives. Their bright, sharply contrasting colours and crisp patterns invariably tench to elicit excitement from non-reptile enthusiasts. Their small size, simple cage requirements, easily supplied diet (for most subspecies), adaptability to life in captivity, and great splendor have made them popular with beginning hobbyists as well as more advanced herpetoculturists.
With Kingsnakes and Milksnakes in Captivity, Robert Applegate's goal is to provide the reader wtih essential information for the long-term care and maintenace of this beautiful and vairable group of snakes. Kingsnakes and Milksnakes in Captivity is well-written and easy to read and the information contained within is based on Applegate's many years of experience. In this exciting new book, Applegate clearly promotes is strong belief of 'Conservation Throught Captive Propagation'.
Contains chapters on the following:
• General Information
• Housing and Maintenance
• Your Pet Kingsnake
• Breeding Kingsnakes
• Diseases and Disorders
• Photo Gallery