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Introduction

Vivarium Temps & Humidity Requirements of New World Ratsnakes in an at a glance format.


Species Hot End Cold End Humidity Notes
Bogertophis subocularis amplinota 30°C/86°F 25°C/77°F   Keep dry but with water bowl
Bogertophis subocularis subocularis 30°C/86°F 25°C/77°F   Keep dry but with water bowl
Bogertophis rosaliae 29°C/ 84°F 25°C/77°F   Keep quite dry but with water bowl
Pantherophis bairdi 29°C/ 84°F 25°C/77°F   Low humidity
Pantherophis emoryi emoryi 27°C/80°F 22°C/71°F   Spray when sloughing
Pantherophis emoryi intermontanus 27°C/80°F 22°C/71°F   Spray when sloughing
Pantherophis emoryi meahllmorum 27°C/80°F 22°C/71°F   Spray when sloughing
Pantherophis guttatus guttatus 27°C/80°F 22°C/71°F 60% Spray when sloughing, humid hide maybe beneficial,
Pantherophis guttatus rosacea 27°C/80°F 22°C/71°F 60% Spray when sloughing, humid hide maybe beneficial,
Pantherophis guttatus slowinskii 27°C/80°F 22°C/71°F 60% Spray when sloughing, humid hide maybe beneficial,
Pantherophis obsoletus lindheimeri 28°/82°F 22°C/71°F   Spray when sloughing
Pantherophis obsoletus obsoletus 28°/82°F 22°C/71°F   Spray when sloughing
Pantherophis obsoletus quadrivigatta 28°/82°F 22°C/71°F   Spray when sloughing
Pantherophis obsoletus rossalleni 28°/82°F 22°C/71°F   Spray when sloughing
Pantherophis vulpinus gloydi 27°C/80°F 20°C/68°F 70% Occasionaly spraying, humid hide and large water bowl
Pantherophis vulpinus vulpinus 27°C/80°F 20°C/68°F 70% Occasionaly spraying, humid hide and large water bowl
Pseudelaphe flavirufus phaescens 29°C/ 84°F 25°C/77°F   Only spray when sloughing
Pseudelaphe flavirufus flavirufus 29°C/ 84°F 25°C/77°F   Only spray when sloughing
Pseudelaphe flavirufus matudai       Only one specimin ever recorded.
Pseudelaphe flavirufus pardalina 29°C/ 84°F 25°C/77°F   Only spray when sloughing
Senticolis triaspis intermedius 27°C/80°F 20°C/68°F   Keep quite dry
Senticolis triaspis mutabilis 27°C/80°F 20°C/68°F   keep quite dry
Senticolis triaspis triaspis 27°C/80°F 20°C/68°F  

Keep quite dry

higher temps 28°C-30°C occasionally

This site has information on the following genera of Ratsnakes ... Spilotes, Spalerosophis, Ptyas, Zamenis, Elaphe, Rhinechis, Senticolis, Pseudelaphe, Pantherophis, Bogertophis, Orthriophis, Gonyosoma, Oreocryptophis, Oocatochus, Euprepiophis, Coelognathus, Archelaphe