Mocquard's Beauty Snake Orthriophis taeniurus mocquardi

PRICE FOR CB BABIES: $75-125 each

Below: Our boldly colored green and yellow adult male

Mocquard's Beauty Snake Orthriophis taeniurus mocquardi

 

The Mocquard's beauty snake is one of the most spectacular of the Asian rat snakes. It is native to southeastern China, northern Vietnam, and the island of Hainan. It exhibits the brightest green and yellow coloration of all the beauty snakes, making it one of the most desirable. These snakes have more faint "H" pattern on the back than related subspecies, allowing more of the beautiful background coloration to show through.

These snakes may reach six to seven feet in length and enjoy climbing, making them very impressive display snakes. We have had success keeping them in our rack systems along side our American colubrids with no problems. Some have mentioned that that occasional misting to increase humidity and a mild brumation with temps in the 60's are helpful for breeding. Our natural Florida winter temps and humidity have served us well. While you won't catch us describing these as "tame," Mocquard's beauty snakes have a reputation of being a bit less flighty than some of the other beauty snakes. We would consider ours "spirited" as they typically open their mouths and coil defensively, but they really aren't all that difficult to handle.

Below: Our adult female has a yellow stripe running down the center of the back with very little patterning.

Mocquard's Beauty Snake Orthriophis taeniurus mocquardi

 

Our pair is het (heterozygous) for T- albino, so the phenotypically normal offspring will be 66% possible hets for albino. This project might seem a little out of character for us since we work with mostly Southeastern US animals, but we had an opportunity to acquire a pair from a friend and we couldn't resist. We don't regret the decision at all and now these are some of our favorite snakes.

Below: An outstanding offspring from our first clutch

Mocquard's Beauty Snake Orthriophis taeniurus mocquardi

 

 

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