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    Hello! New to Snakes - & Garters...

    Hello,

    Have my first garter snake (and snake, period!) and looking to set up a planted tank for him/her. Still a baby so can't be sure.

    Any tips?
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    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
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    Re: Hello! New to Snakes - & Garters...

    Welcome. First off, you don't have a garter snake. You have a Storeria dekayi- Brown snake. Awesome snake. It's not a Thamnophis but very much welcomed on this page. I'll link you to the care sheet, feel free to ask any question you might have. A couple differences are, Storeria usually doesn't require a heat source( I supply one and let them choose. Storeria is a specialized feeder but can be trained to take pinkies. They love earth worms, night crawler, and slugs. They are a specialize slug eater.
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    Steve
    5 awesome kids!
    Emmy, Kale, Molly, Gabby, Hailee
    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thamnophis14?feature=mhee

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    Re: Hello! New to Snakes - & Garters...

    I'm pretty sure that's a garter although it does look a lot like a Dekays, seems to be a newborn...maybe an aberrant wandering garter? Anyways welcome to the forum feel free to ask any questions!

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    Re: Hello! New to Snakes - & Garters...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zdravko092368 View Post
    I'm pretty sure that's a garter although it does look a lot like a Dekays, seems to be a newborn...maybe an aberrant wandering garter? Anyways welcome to the forum feel free to ask any questions!

    I think you are right. Teach me to do things in a hurry.
    The spots are very visible on the heads. Thanks for the wake-up call.
    Steve
    5 awesome kids!
    Emmy, Kale, Molly, Gabby, Hailee
    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thamnophis14?feature=mhee

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