Diones Rat snakes, also known as a Stepps Rat snake have one of the widest geographic distributions of any rat snake species being found from Afghanistan right the way across Asia as far as China. They are a small docile species that is ideally suited as being a beginner snake species. They have been selectively bred to produce a wide variety of colour morphs including both albino and melanistic but most of these colour morphs are still unavailable in the UK. They require relatively cool temperatures and their small size makes them ideal as a first pet snake.
|LATIN NAME||Elaphae dione|
|ADULT SIZE||24-27in (60-70cm)|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||36 x 18 x 18 (90 x 45 x 45cm)|