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    Does T. radix like to climb?

    I have an unused rather tall 35 gallon tank. IIRC, something like a 30" by 12" foot print, and about 22" high. I have a good screen top and clips that have proven to hold snakes, so the tank is a workable solution. (it also fits in our crowded living space much better than a forty breeder would.)

    Would garters make use of the height if I put some branches in? Ok size for two males? I really want to do a communal tank, housing two, I'll wait a bit and get something bigger if the one I have isn't suitable.

    (Trying to pull together a good set-up so I can get some of these lovely garters a bit later this spring, but working with several constraints.)

    Thanks.

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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    Yes. I had a 29 tall and put plants all along the back wall and both sides and they were barely on the ground lol put a backing light or just a normal light on top and they will bask under it most of the day. It will give them more exercise too.

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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    There's a few photos on my update thread of my setups

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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    They all love to climb Thamnophis means "Bush snake"
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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    Awesome!
    Thanks, guys.

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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    So, an Arboreal-type enclosure would work for these snakes?
    This is good to know.
    I can then get a nice Animal Plastics cage for my future garters and put appropriate logs/branches and hides in it.

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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    Quote Originally Posted by NogtheNoodle View Post
    So, an Arboreal-type enclosure would work for these snakes?
    This is good to know.
    I can then get a nice Animal Plastics cage for my future garters and put appropriate logs/branches and hides in it.

    Keep in mind that these snakes are escape artists. Their ability to exploit even the smallest hole or crack in unbelievable. Security must be paramount.
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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    Keep in mind that these snakes are escape artists. Their ability to exploit even the smallest hole or crack in unbelievable. Security must be paramount.
    So I have read!
    I promise, guidofatherof5, I will find the most escape-proof enclosure and use that for my future garter snake(s).

    Animal Plastics cages come highly recommended by several snake owners, and it's the type of cage I will be putting my ball python and Brazilian Rainbow Boa in.

    Maybe you could help me, if you so choose, and have the time, if you would look around Animal Plastics, and see if there is a cage you would recommend for a garter?

    Thank you for any help you may provide.

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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    Much depends on what you want for your snake. Terrestrial or arboreal setup?
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    Re: Does T. radix like to climb?

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    Much depends on what you want for your snake. Terrestrial or arboreal setup?
    You own garters already, what do you recommend?
    I want what is going to be best for the snake(s).

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