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    Re: wild baby albino garter snake care advice

    Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia is another name that I just read for the Northwestern. I'm looking at the snake right now it's poking it's head out of the hide. So cooooooooooooooool. And also so small. And albino

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    Re: wild baby albino garter snake care advice

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    Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia is another name that I just read for the Northwestern. I'm looking at the snake right now it's poking it's head out of the hide. So cooooooooooooooool. And also so small. And albino
    Sorry, T. s. tetratania is the San Francisco garter snake. It is Federally protected as an endangered species. A Northwestern Garter is Thamnophis ordinoides only.
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    Re: wild baby albino garter snake care advice

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    Welp I was wrong but I blame these guys lol. I used to look at those garter snakes in a reptile book when I was young, they are very pretty too.

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    Re: wild baby albino garter snake care advice

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    Welp I was wrong but I blame these guys lol. I used to look at those garter snakes in a reptile book when I was young, they are very pretty too.

    You are correct to blame them. Post a link to that site and I will send them a message explain the problem. Found the site, not sure how to contact them.
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    Re: wild baby albino garter snake care advice

    animal estates / 5.5 tree swallow

    There is a link to the site. I'm not sure what they're all about but that's a good idea

    Another update. The snake came out of it's hide and made a slight full body twitch after being still for a minute. That was weird so I decided to check temps and everything. it was like 90 outside the hide and when I checked underneath it was 96! Put the snake in its water dish which was at around 70 since hes by a open window and it was all good. Tried feeding it by putting slug near it and poking the slug towards it but that failed so I chopped that poor ******* up and put it near the snakes hide which is where it had moved. I watched for a long time then left it there for like 5 minutes and when I looked back he had eaten the second slug. It LOVES the slugs, such a good recommendation. Now the little snek is slithering around it's enclosure sniffing and I really enjoy watching, it's so alert and explorative. But I gotta sleep because my sleep schedule is so messed up now lol. I'll post again tomorrow with more pics, hopefully better ones.

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    Sounds like he is settling in , good job on monitoring the temps. It is very important for his well being.

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    Great find, Northwesterns don't like it too hot and prefer worms/slugs. Hope it does well for you.

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    Re: wild baby albino garter snake care advice

    Great find, Northwesterns don't like it too hot and prefer worms/slugs. Hope it does well for you.

    Also it's pretty rare to find an albino... my best guess would be it appears once in every 10,000 or more snakes but most garters die before they reach one year old and albinos die disproportionately higher than normal. So finding an albino that is passed a few months of age is very uncommon.
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    Re: wild baby albino garter snake care advice

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    I also took a vid. You can spot some of it's scrapes and dings on it's dorsal stripe pretty easily and in other places. Right now he's trying to escape the cage lol. These were taken with my gfs iphone 6 plus which I wont have access to for a while after today so the pictures wont be this good if I take more in the next couple days.

    Also these are the compressed versions I think. I'll try to get the non compressed next time.

    Hopefully you guys can know now if it's a T+ or T- for sure.

    And the heating pad/thermometer are coming tomorrow so hell yeah, **** this murderous heating pad I'm using currently.

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