What Is an Albino Kingsnake?


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The albino kingsnake is an albino version of the California kingsnake, a common reptilian pet. Albino kingsnakes are popular and adaptable. However, unlawful dumping of these animals has turned them into an invasive species in the Canary Islands.

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The California kingsnake is relatively easy to keep because it adapts well to captivity. It is nonvenomous and kills its prey by constriction. As hatchlings, California kingsnakes are between 8 and 12 inches in length. Adults can grow to more than 6 feet in length. A 20-gallon tank is enough to keep an adult kingsnake, but larger tanks are recommended. Cannibalism is a problem for pet owners who keep this snake with other snakes.

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