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The ambient temperature within the enclosure should be about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with a basking area in the mid to high 80s. At night the temperature should drop to about 75 degrees.

The Desert Kingsnake should always have access to a large water bowl. The snake will not only drink out of this bowl but also soak and defecate in it, so it may need to be cleaned often. The bowl should be spill-proof.

Kingsnakes will eat almost anything, they will even eat other snakes. For this reason they should be housed alone.

Breeding
Male Desert Kingsnakes can usually be distinguished from females by the thicker, heavier tails. They can also be probed to determine the sex. However, probing should only be done by professionals. Desert Kingsnakes can be bred when they are about three feet long. Prior to breeding, they should be brumated at between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit for eight to twelve weeks. During the brumation period, they should not be fed, although water should always be available. After brumation, they should be offered food. For about two or three weeks, the snakes should be fed slightly more than usual. After bromating, the female will shed. It is directly after this shed that the female is most receptive to mating and should be introduced to the male.

After breeding, the female sheds again. This occurs between five and eight weeks after breeding. It is at this time that the female will lay her eggs. Because female Kingsnakes often lay their eggs in water, the water dish should be removed and only offered to the snake once a day. The female will lay a clutch consisting of between 5 and 24 eggs, about seven days after she is finished shedding. After between 42 and 65 days of incubation at temperatures between 78 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, the eggs will hatch.

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