Common Names: Yunnan Mountain Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Oreocryptophis porphyraceus pulchra
First Described: SCHMIDT, 1925
Adult Size: 80-90cm
Temperament: Shy & Secretive
Temperature & Humidity Range: Provide a temperature range of between 28°C (82°F) to 17°C (62°F) *temps never over 28°C/82°F. A humid hide must be given. Spray enclosure occasionally with tepid water
Brumation: No data at present
Reproduction: 3-7 Eggs hatching between 50 to 60 days
Known Mutations: None Known at Present
Captive Bred Localities:
Captive History: First bred in 2006 by Klaus-Dieter Schulz. Hatchlings were then exported to Pro Exotics in the USA, they kept a potential breeding group for themselves and offered up a reverse trio for sale at a little over $5000
Natural History: This species inhabits tropical mountains at altitudes of 1000 - 2600m. A terrestrial species which lives on the edge of the forest with dense vegetation providing coverage. Active in the early morning or evening. The diet of Oreocryptophis porphyraceus pulchra in the wild consists of small rodents such as mice, rats and shrews
Native To: China
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IUCN Red List: Not Listed