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08-08-2007, 05:12 AM

I'm wondering if a Common Garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) and a Banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata) could be crossed together so that they could have babies?

I would NEVER do anything that stupid, I'm just wondering :)


08-08-2007, 11:29 AM
Hi Anthon, and welcome to the forum.:) I doubt very much that Thamnophis and Nerodia would ever interbreed. And as you so rightly say, it wouldn't be a very good idea anyway.

08-08-2007, 12:14 PM
Welcome aboard, Anthon.

It is my understanding that it isn't possible.

08-08-2007, 12:29 PM
Okay, thanks :)

But I've heard that a garter snake and a corn snake has been interbred, so are you sure? I mean I think Thamnophis and Nerodia are closer relatives than garters and corns.

I'm just wondering because I know couple of people who keeps a garter and a water together and I think it wouldn't be very nice if they.. you know.

And sorry, I know my english isn't very good :)

08-08-2007, 12:36 PM
I seriously doubt that corns and garters have interbred. May I ask you who told you that?

edit: How's Härski doing, by the way? ;)

08-08-2007, 01:29 PM
I can't find that page anymore :/

But it was there just like "for example"-style, so maybe it hasn't even ever happened.

So, they (Nerodia fasciata & Thamnophis sirtalis) wouldn't ever interbreed, right? great, and thank you :)

And Härski is doing well ;)

08-08-2007, 01:39 PM
Welcome to the forum, Anton.

Lulu Bennett
08-08-2007, 02:34 PM
welcome to the forum Anthon. its great to have you here. :D

08-08-2007, 03:40 PM
Welcome to the forum :) .

There is always a chance, but it's probably a small one. I have not heard of hybrids between them. To be certain, you can put only snakes of 1 gender together and you certainly won't have a problem.

08-08-2007, 06:54 PM
welcome to the forum......:D

08-09-2007, 07:06 AM
welcome to the forum, Anton
nice to meet you

08-09-2007, 09:23 AM
Thankssssssss ^^

I will get my first garter-baby probably in September :)