Mocquard's Beauty Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus mocquardi
CB BABIES: $75-125 each
colored green and yellow adult male
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.
female has a yellow stripe running down the center of the
back with very little patterning.
Our pair is het (heterozygous) for T- albino, so the
phenotypically normal offspring will be 66% possible hets
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.
offspring from our first clutch