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 #2054619


Xtine
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 My new snake my son & i caught :D

please tell me what kind she is & what i should feed her. ive tried a mouse & guppies. how big will she get? she’s 23 1/2 inches now, she has shown no interest in the mouse or guppies. we found her sunday & just today she was chillinj in my hand for quite a while. any advice is greatly appreciated.



08/10/09  11:58pm

 #2054919


Rexxaroo
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  Message To: Xtine   In reference to Message Id: 2054619


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

she is a beauty but if she isnt eating then let her go. simple as that. snakes are finicky whether they will eat or not because they are stressed out due to enviroment change. feed her mice that are as large as the thickest bart of her body


Rexx



08/11/09  02:11pm

 #2055358


Xtine
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  Message To: Rexxaroo   In reference to Message Id: 2054919


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

do the mice have to be alive or dead? babies or grown up? what about crickets or worms? ive really become attatched to her she is very chill now in my hands she has not once nipped at me. tell me what you guys think. tried minows for the opast few days & she has aid no interest. i really have become attatched to this snake i mean the fact that before i would put my fingers in the cage & she would spray that nasty stewntch & now i can hold her in my hands & she doesn nothing but chill with me id say shes coming a long way & is comfortable with mew. so i dunno id hate to let her go if there something good i can feed her. tell me what you guys think! <#



08/12/09  07:20am

 #2055365


Rexxaroo
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  Message To: Xtine   In reference to Message Id: 2055358


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

try an anole or house gecko they usually go for that then you can try an adult mouse LIVE so it sparks her attention. they probably wont go for the fish because she is so large. but if she doesnt start to eat, its because she is stressed and needs to go back in the wild. good luck :D


Rexx



08/12/09  07:43am

 #2055943


Cobra 82
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  Message To: Xtine   In reference to Message Id: 2055358


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

Try large Rosey red minnows. Garter snakes LOVE earthworms and slugs(nasty, i know ).



08/13/09  12:31am

 #2056328


Xtine
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  Message To: Cobra 82   In reference to Message Id: 2055943


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

thank you guys so muc! so far i have gathered some stuff from my backyard a worm a spider a moth, a millipede & a rollipolli.... can i try crickets to from the petstore? what do you think? how long can a snake go without eating?



08/13/09  05:20pm

 #2057032


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  Message To: Xtine   In reference to Message Id: 2056328


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

They eat a lot of worms and sometimes fish. The guppies were probably too small for it to think of as food. There’s a great site that’s a lot more active than this forum. It’s thamnophis.com. You’ve got a California red-sided garter, so look up care sheets for them. It will tell you what they eat. If you want to get it on pinkies you will probably have to scent them at first. Anyway, good luck with it.

Brook



08/14/09  05:43pm

 #2059260


Boabab95
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  Message To: Repfanatic   In reference to Message Id: 2057032


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

to your first question its a red-sided garter snake, for the second question, google it.
link



08/17/09  11:17pm

 #2060392


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  Message To: Boabab95   In reference to Message Id: 2059260


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

seeing as its wild you could let it go and get a captive bred one that is feeding well and isn’t taken from a wild population



08/19/09  03:17pm

 #2065342


Xtine
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  Message To: Amphibiandude   In reference to Message Id: 2060392


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

i finally found what she likes to eat! so its been like 2 weeks now? 3? & ive tried evry bug i could possibly find. spiders, moths, beetles, worms, minnows, mice, crickets, rolli pollies. lol she just didnt care about any of those things whatsoever. . & i was getting really sad because ive become very attatched to her. not to mentioned very worried. so one night i was taking out the garbage & i saw a slug!!! & i thought yay ill try this! so i put it in her tank & the second i put it in there she snatched it! i was so happy! & relieved of course! but now where do i find slugs on a regular basis? its summer time they are never out it seems like where do they all go? anyone know an easy way to find slugs or any tips on where to find them???



08/30/09  02:46am

 #2065387


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  Message To: Xtine   In reference to Message Id: 2065342


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

Garter snakes do not eat insects. Slugs are not good enough to keep it on a healthy diet. And there is no way to get to thirty large slugs a week. They need to eat minnows or mice (in captivity), if it will except a slug it will eventually except them.


The best thing for the snake is to let it go. If you were to release it it would immediately go out and find the food that helped nourish its body its whole life. It did not ask to not get food for three weeks and be in a cage. And if you buy a captive bred garter snake you will be much happier with a healthier, handle-able, eating, non disease carrying snake.

I do not mean to sound harsh. And I personally love the idea of people loving on snakes, not hating them just because they are serpents. It will just work out alot better for both you and the snake if you let it go.



08/30/09  08:56am

 #2082417


Firebellied man
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  Message To: Reptilefreak23   In reference to Message Id: 2065387


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

It is a red sided garter.



10/10/09  08:50am

 #2128861


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  Message To: Firebellied man   In reference to Message Id: 2082417


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

What size tank is she in? Try feeding her big worms (nightcrawlers). She should eat those. But if she doesn’t let her go.



03/02/10  01:47pm

 #2139442


BBarr
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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2128861


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

Some wild caught will never adapt and die. let it go and order a captive born snake and learn all you can.



04/09/10  12:42pm

 #2195022


Adamy
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  Message To: Rexxaroo   In reference to Message Id: 2054919


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

cali red sided garter



12/29/10  02:47pm

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  Message To: Adamy   In reference to Message Id: 2195022


 My new snake my son & i caught :D

Make sure you have a big water bowl, put some gold fish in there and see if she likes them. thats what mine useto eat, gold fish and frogs.



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