European Ratsnakes from the following genera and their subspecies:
Elaphe, Rhinechis & Zamenis
A brief over view of every species & subspecies of European Ratsnake. These are not caresheets, and should not be used as such. Only the very basic parameters which these species require in captivity are given. Further research through other sources eg: our care guides, articles base or else where on the internet or printed literature is highly recommended if not essential.
All European Ratsnakes are afforded protection under the Habitats Directive 92/43 / EEC. When keeping any European Ratsnake in captivity proof of captive breeding is required, this is provided by the breeder and is a simple signed declaration that they were captive bred from captive bred parents, no official forms from DEFRA are needed.