Rhynchophis boulengeri - Rhino Ratsnake

Common Names: Rhino Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Rhynchophis boulengeri
First Described: MOCQUARD, 1897
 

CAPTIVE CARE NOTES

Adult Size:
100-120 cm

Temperament:
Shy but generally placid

Temperature Range:
26-31°C (78.8F to 87.8°F)

Humidity Requirements:
70-90% - Provide a large water bowl and a humid hide

Brumation:
8 weeks at 15-17°C (59F-62.6°F)

Reproduction:
5-10 eggs are typically laid per clutch, hatching between 55 and 63 days at an average incubation temperature of 27 to 28C

Known Mutations:
None Known at present

Natural History:
Subtropical rainforests between 300 and 1100 m elevation often found in stream valleys.

Native To:
Northern Vietnam and southern China.

Scale Counts:
Ventrals:
Subcaudals:
Dorsals: 19

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Conservation Status:
IUCN Red List: Not Listed


Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by chris #77
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Hi there,
I am having trouble with my male rhino ratsnake, he's 4 years old. Ive had him for 2 years, and when i got him, the guy told me that he goes of his food for a couple of months. He did last year but started feeding again after 5 months.He's kept at 27c and hasnt beent burmated. He's been off his food now for 7 months. Any suggestions would be greatful