Rhino Rat snakes (Gonyosoma/Rhynchophis boulengeri) are a medium sized Asian rat snake native to Vietnam. This species undergos ontogenic colour change (changes as it gets older) as hatchlings start out a silver-grey colour but as they grow they turn to a vibrant emerald green as adults. This species is alert but generally docile being relatively tame in terms of handling. Rhino rat snakes are highly sought after and have only recently started being bred in captivity with any form of regularity, it will be many years from now (if ever) before this species becomes common place in the reptile trade. Simmilar to many asian rat snakes they do not like high temperatures and although people used to try keeping them at a high relative humidity throughout their enclosure we now know that it is far better to keep them in a relatively dry enclosure but with an area of high localised humidity such as a moss box. This species can be difficult to get feeding when young but once established they are a relatively hardy species.
|LATIN NAME||Gonyosoma (Rhynchophis) boulengeri|
|SEX||males and females available|
|ADULT SIZE||4ft (120cm)|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||36x18x18in (90x45x45cm) minimum|