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Lampropeltis splendida

Desert Kingsnake

Scientific Name: Lampropeltis splendida

Best substrate for a Desert Kingsnake Lampropeltis splendida ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Desert Kingsnake Bedding


Desert Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis splendida) come from North America and can be found in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and also parts of Mexico. They come from a semi-aird environment and have quite the variable habitat. Despite the name they are not a desert species, and often inhabit areas that have bodies of water nearby. These snakes thrive in arid and semi-arid environments.. Their natural habitat provides ample hiding spots and basking opportunities, crucial for their survival and well-being.

In terms of behavior, Desert Kingsnakes are known for their curious and active nature. They are primarily nocturnal, becoming most active during the cooler evening and night hours. Despite their often-docile disposition, they can exhibit defensive behaviors such as hissing, tail rattling, and musking when threatened. These snakes are opportunistic feeders, preying on a variety of small animals, including rodents, birds, eggs, and other reptiles, demonstrating their versatility and adaptability. In captivity, they are relatively easy to care for, provided their environmental and dietary needs are met, making them a popular choice for intermediate reptile keepers looking for a striking and manageable snake species.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by desert kingsnake lovers, for desert kingsnake lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect desert kingsnake bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate desert kingsnake bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Desert Kingsnake Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your desert kingsnake by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your desert kingsnake.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your desert kingsnake.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your desert kingsnake. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your desert kingsnake.