Baird’s Rat Snakes

Pantherophis bairdi

Baird’s rat snakes are native to Texas and Northern Mexico and reach 4-5′ on average. Their most unique feature is their scales’ metallic tipping over a vibrant yellow, orange and/or red background. They take 3 to 5 years to fully mature into these colors, starting out as pewter grey hatchlings. Hypo (sometimes called albino in this species) is the only known morph of Baird’s rat snakes, which results in white tipping rather than the classic silver color. We currently keep three Baird’s rats: Fea (2015 female), Elathar (2016 male hypo), and Nuada (2016 female).