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Grey Banded King Snake or alterna

Lampropeltis alterna


This is my old grey banded king snake his name was Skeeter (the character from doug funny the tv show) because he has this really pretty purple tint. I got him from a pet store in Louisille, Ky when he was a baby, I don't know the exact age but he was about 5-6 inches long. These photos were taken after I had him for 3 years and he was about 3 feet long. Shortly after these photos I went out of the country and gave him to my friend and no longer have him.


I kept him in a large multi gallon tank and changes the size as he grew. He had bark bedding, a rock to lay on and under, bamboo sticks to climb on, and a water bowl that was large enough for him to lay in. For temperature a simple heat lamp is all you need, temp ranging from low 70's to mid 80's. I preferred a black light that you can find at a local pet store because it was easier to sleep with.


I don't actually know if he was a boy, the vet said that he was too small to check and they would have to scope and put him under, i declined and just went on calling him a boy. so sex is unknown.

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1 Comment

Hema 9 years ago

Very sad indeed.Pets are precious. Beautiful markings. May he rest in Peace!

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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2010
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

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