Common Names: Chinese Bamboo Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Oreocryptophis porphyraceus vaillanti
First Described: SAUVAGE, 1877
Adult Size: 80-100cm
Temperament: A shy and secretive species, that will readily bite if disturbed
Temperature & Humidity Range: Provide a thermal gradient of between 28°C (82°F) to 17°C (62°F) *temps never over 28°C/82°F. Chinese Bamboo Ratsnakes require a humid hide and the cage to be misted occasionally with tepid water.
Brumation: 47°-55° F (8°-13°C) for 3-4 months
Reproduction: On average 3 eggs are laid per clutch. Incubated at 75°-80°F expect hatchlings from between 49-60 days.
Known Mutations: None Known at Present
Captive Bred Localities: ,
Natural History: This terrestrial species has been found in the vegetation of tropical rain forests at altitudes of 200 - 500m. Then in subtropical montane forests at altitudes of 440 - 1100m
Native To: China
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IUCN Red List: Not Listed