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Posted: 9/3/2004 10:41:32 AM EST
Anyone here keep snakes as pets? I have a couple that I caught in the yard. They are about .223 in diameter, and 9" long. Don't know what kind yet.

I have already put beatles, spiders, ants, and a small fish in with them, but so far, no interest.

Any advice? (besides "kill them all")
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:42:05 AM EST
feed them baby mice
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:42:10 AM EST

Cyanide
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:43:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 10:45:13 AM EST by Dolomite]
Little Anoles.

Snakes eat when they want, not very often, and not just because food is present. In fact live food may be stressing tham out causing them not to eat.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:44:34 AM EST
Depends on what they are. If the adults of their species eat bugs and worms, feed bugs and worms. If adults eat mice, feed pinkie (hairless baby) mice.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:44:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hokie:
feed them baby mice



"Beth's mom said they raided the boy's locker room and found feces everywhere."
"What are feces?"
"Baby mice."
"Awwww!"
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:47:34 AM EST
Feeder Goldfish



Samuel
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:48:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 11:01:35 AM EST by scottryan]

Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Anyone here keep snakes as pets? I have a couple that I caught in the yard. They are about .223 in diameter, and 9" long. Don't know what kind yet.

I have already put beatles, spiders, ants, and a small fish in with them, but so far, no interest.

Any advice? (besides "kill them all")



Herptology is my hobby and I have 9 snakes of various types. Do you know why type of snake it is? Color? Pattern? Where do you live in CO? Could you post some pictures of the snake? I need to know what type of snake it is before I can tell you what to feed it.

Very few snakes eat beatles, spiders, ants, or other exoskeletal insects, etc... And I would get the spiders out of the enclosure you are keeping the snake in ASAP. A spider bite can be deadly to a small snake of this size.

Being that you found them in your yard and they are small, they could be some type of Green snake or Brown snake (Dekay's Snake), or Garter Snake. But I need you to tell me more before I can tell you what to do.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:49:47 AM EST
Lead snake shot
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 11:39:51 AM EST
what kind are they. Hognose like toads., garter snakes like earthworms, water snakes like goldfish/guppies, rat snakes like pinies (baby mice).
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 11:41:25 AM EST
Feed them young, tender liberals.
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Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:09:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:29:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hokie:
feed them baby mice



yeah you go to the pet store and ask for "pinkys". Sometimes you have to force feed them. Squeeze the sides of it's head with one hand. When it opens it's mouth gently shove the "pinky" down its throat with a pen.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 1:55:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By painrx:


yeah you go to the pet store and ask for "pinkys". Sometimes you have to force feed them. Squeeze the sides of it's head with one hand. When it opens it's mouth gently shove the "pinky" down its throat with a pen.



Quit telling this guy to go out and get mice when you don't know what kind of snake he has.

A snake this size does not have to be force fed until it has refused to eat for a month and it is getting noticably skinny.
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