Eastern Ratsnake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis


Formerly known as the Black Ratsnake, Recent studies have found that only three species of Ratsnake are found in the Eastern United States; Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus), Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) and Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis allegheniensis). RAD Reptiles only works with P. allegheniensis. The Eastern Ratsnake has a very broad distribution. The size and and color in this snake vary greatly. This is a tremendously hardy species, eating almost anything offered and perfectly adapted to live life at room temperature! We hesitate to say any reptile's care is easy, but Eastern Ratsnake's sure are close. Here at RAD Reptiles, we only work with the albino mutation in this species.