Skillelinie

Lamprophis aurora

 

Lamprophis aurora halfgrown male
 

Lamprophis aurora called Aurora house snake is a rare and beautifull little house snake. They are endemic to South Africa, and inhabit grasslands and entering coastal bush and "fynbos". Max length is 90 cm but usually much smaller 50-60 cm. Diet consists mainly of nesting rodents. Juveniles prey opon lizards. The females lay up to 12 eggs.

 
Lamprophis aurora halfgrown male
 

Lamprophis aurora is rare in nature and also seldom seen within the hobby. Even the stunning juvenile colours fade with age, they are still beautifull as adults and highly requested from the hobbyists. They are bred in captivity, but not so often found for sale and if so mainly males. They are very easy to keep and only the newborn juveniles can be tricky. They are very small and should normally be force fed for some time, before they accept newborn mice.