Common Names: Bairds Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Pantherophis bairdi
First Described: YARROW, 1880
Adult Size: 120-140cm
Temperament: Generally docile
Temperature & Humidity Range: Provide a thermal gradient between 29°C (84°F) - 25°C (77°F)
Brumation: 50-59°F (10-15°C) for 2-3 months
Reproduction: 4-15 eggs per clutch, hatching from 60-83 days at 25-29°C
Known Mutations: Albino, Hypomelanistic
Captive Bred Localities: Galeana Mexico (Ft. Worth Zoo), Chipinque, Mexico (San Antonio Zoo ), Loma Alta Texas,
Mexican Bairds Ratsnakes are different to those found in Texas, having silver heads, orange bodies, and a white chin.
Natural History: Rocky, wooded areas of limestone canyons, stony crevices, forest uplands, in Mexico they have been observed in dry thorn scrub habitats and pine forests. From elevations from 300 to 3000 m above sea level.
Native To: USA, Mexico
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IUCN Red List: Not Listed
Nature Serve Status: N4 - Apparently Secure