Ladder Snakes (Rhinechis scalaris) are a medium sized, attractive rat snake, native to Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. They are beautiful to look at but can sometimes be aggressive. They grow to a maximum of 150cm, but usually remain around 120cm. This species exhibits an ontogenic colour change; meaning they change in colour as they age. As juveniles they are pale grey with black banding and stripes. As an adult they are a yellowish brown with 2 dark stripes than run along the length of the body. This species is relatively easy to keep requiring a hot spot of around 30c. They will feed readily on rodents. They can be handled but can often be very defensive.
|LATIN NAME||Rhinechis scalaris|
|SEX||Both Sexes Available|
|ADULT SIZE||3-5ft (90-150cm)|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||36x18x18in (90x45x45cm) minimum|