If you are currently breeding or working with snakes of the genus Pituophis, and would like to contribute a care sheet send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . We plan on having a care guide for each of the species and subspecies of Pituophis, but they will be divided into 8 groups of Pituophis that have very similar captive husbandry conditions.
|Group #1||Black pine, northern pine,
southern/Florida pine, and bullsnake
|Group #2||P. lineaticollis spp.|
|Group #3||Cape (San Lucan) gopher snake, P. c. bimaris*|
|Group #4||P. deppei jani|
|Group #5||P. deppei deppei|
|Group #6||Sonoran gopher, San Diego gopher,
and Santa Cruz gopher snakes
|Group #7||Pacific gopher, Great
Basin gopher snakes,
and P. c. bimaris*
|Group #8||Coronado Island gopher, San Martin gopher,
and Cedros Island gopher snake
NOTE: The authors of this page strongly recommend that most members of the genus Pituophis are not bred until they are 3+ years old and fed smaller than average meals for their adult body size. "Power-feeding" or "pushing" these animals may have negative effects upon their long-term health.
*Care of P. c. bimaris is described under Group #3 and Group #7.
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