Oreocryptophis p. vaillanti - Chinese Bamboo Ratsnake

29 Apr 2010

Common Names: Chinese Bamboo Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Oreocryptophis porphyraceus vaillanti
First Described: SAUVAGE, 1877

CAPTIVE CARE NOTES

Adult Size:
80-100cm

Temperament:
A shy and secretive species, that will readily bite if disturbed 

Temperature Range:
28°C(82°F) to 17°C(62°F) *temps never over 28°C/82°F

Humidity Requirements:
Provide a humid hide and spray occasionally

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

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

Scale Counts:
Ventrals: 183-216
Subcaudals: 50-76
Dorsals: 19

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Conservation Status:
IUCN Red List: Not Listed
Photo Credit: Deano Carguillo