Mandarin Rat Snakes are native to Asia, especially throughout China, Taiwan, India, and Myanmar. They are mostly located in forests and agricultural regions throughout the central and southern parts of these places. They are among the smaller species of snake. In fact, a fully grown Mandarin Rat Snake only grows up to a little over four and a half feet long. Because of their size, they do not weigh very much either.
Because these snakes prefer to stay burrowed, they come out mainly during cool weather just after dawn or before sundown. Their main food source is tiny rodents. Since they are smaller, Mandarin Rat Snakes are quite popular snakes. You do not have to travel to Asia or get them as a pet to see one in person. All you have to do is come to our Reptile House and take a look at a Mandarin Rat Snake for yourself!