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 Rough green snake VS smooth green snake?

Why do so many more people in the U.S. have roughs and very few that have smooths? They seem like very similar snakes other than roughs being larger and keeled scales VS oval scales. I haven’t heard of smooths being sold in Canada, and I haven’t found any roughs being sold within a few hours drive of me, why are they not more common?
Please answer if you know or have any thoughts.



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08/11/14  01:45am

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  Message To: Allielover   In reference to Message Id: 2308444


 Rough green snake VS smooth green snake?

They just prefer rough over smooth for some reason



08/11/14  02:25pm

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  Message To: Allielover   In reference to Message Id: 2308444


 Rough green snake VS smooth green snake?

I guess the rough is more common idk I know this snake doesn’t like to be held because mine bites me every chance he gets and its a hassle when getting him out the cage for cleaning...but overall this display animal is fun to watch :)



08/11/14  03:30pm

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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2308465


 Rough green snake VS smooth green snake?

Could also have something to do with more states in the smooth green snake has a smaller range where legal wild collection is allowed, while the rough green has a very large area where legal WCs are allowed. Due to both snakes being short lived in captivity, for seemingly unknown reasons as far as I have been able to research, it is unlikely that captive bred will be found, yet possible if someone lucks out and goes for it. As a result of the difficulty of keeping them alive long term, usually they last about 1-2 years, most found at pet stores are bought from people that collected wild specimens, and at reptile shows the table vendor may have collected the snake his or her self. So again, because of a larger range for legal collection of roughs, it is more likely to see roughs in the pet trade.



09/30/14  06:40pm


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