How Long Can A California King Snake Go Without Eating

Last Modified on: 06/13/2018

California King snakes are a relatively small subspecies of the more common kingsnake and they live mostly in northern Mexico and western United States. They often have a strip pattern on their skin and are a nonvenomous type of snake.

As an owner of a snake you may be worried if your cali king snake is not eating food. There is perfectly normally to be afraid that your snake is not eating anything for weeks at a time. However this shouldn't cause any alarm as California king snakes can go up to six months without food and still be perfectly fine.

Depending on the health and age of your snake they shouldn't have any problems without eating foods for longer periods of time as long as you are offering them food every 7 - 10 days. If they refuse just make sure to try again another time. You can also look into what other factors may be causing them to not eat their food.

Some issues that cause California King snakes from not eating their food is the temperature of their habitat, if they are shedding, and the types of foods they are being given.

Make sure to change up things one at a time to find out what is causing your snake to not eat and find the problem. Make sure to be patient as it sometimes can take a longer period of time before they will eat food again.

If your snake starts to lose weight or looks sick then it may be good to discuss options with your vet or local pet shop to get ideas of what could be the cause of the problem.

To summarize the answer to this question how long can a california king snake go without food the answer is up to 6 months but they should be offered food every 7 - 10 days. Make sure to only change one factor at a time and be patient until you can get your snake to eat food again.

How long can a California king snake go without water.

A cali king snake can go without water for roughly 2 -3 days safely if they are a healthy adult. A baby california king snake may not last as long. However it is not recommended at all to try this out and you should on a daily basis be giving your california king snake fresh water.

Make sure to wash out their dish everyday and to sanitize it on a regular basis as well. You don't want to make your snake sick because of contaminated water.

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