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Discussion related to the care and keeping of Garter Snakes.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Quarantine Talk Thread

    I think a thread discussing the quarantining of snakes is long over due. Whether those snakes are CB(captive Breed) or WC(Wild Caught) ...

    Started by guidofatherof5, 07-05-2010 08:19 PM
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    05-30-2014 04:45 PM Go to last post
  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: A note concerning pre-packaged frozen fish

    Anyone who has been here a while may recall me having no less than two incidents regarding the loss of snakes after eating (supposedly) tainted fish...

    Started by infernalis, 01-23-2012 02:35 AM
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    06-23-2013 04:45 PM Go to last post
  1. Advice for possibly wild caugth eastern ribbon snake

    Hi everyone, I recently got my first snake with my spouse. We intended to get a captive bred one as neither of us have experience in keeping...

    Started by Dryocoz, 02-16-2023 11:45 AM
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    02-16-2023 11:45 AM Go to last post
  2. Question Safe foods for Sirtalis-sirtalis or Radix

    This is my first post and I'm entirely new to snakes. I plan to get either Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis or Thamnophis radix. I'm trying to...

    Started by Sherlock, 02-04-2023 08:04 AM
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    02-14-2023 09:58 AM Go to last post
  3. Baby checkered garters weight

    Hi everybody, Iíve have two baby checkered garters for three months now, got them when they were two months old and weighted 5 and 6 grams. Now at 5...

    Started by Pothos, 02-27-2022 07:48 AM
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    03-08-2022 10:25 AM Go to last post
  4. Rough Earthsnake question

    I found a rough earthsnake on the sidewalk at night in the winter. Is there a reason it would be there at that time? It seems too cold for it. I...

    Started by Egyptianwaterlily, 01-11-2022 11:07 PM
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    01-19-2022 09:32 AM Go to last post
  5. Striking, but not eating

    My ~16 year old male normally is tease-fed and strikes a few times and then grabs on and eats anything without trouble. I've tried feeding him...

    Started by abcat1993, 12-15-2020 06:34 PM
    eating, food
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    12-25-2020 03:37 PM Go to last post
  6. Going bioactive

    How early is too early, if there is such a thing? My baby girls are getting up in age and I think they could use a good upgrade to go with their new...

    Started by Elisabeth83, 10-15-2020 01:14 PM
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    12-04-2020 08:38 PM Go to last post
  7. The kiss of doom: Lady and the tramp style!

    I've heard some say worms aren't adequate nutrition, and some say that they harbor nasty parasites, but the biggest issue I've had with them is...

    Started by Just CL, 09-13-2020 11:10 AM
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    09-29-2020 08:51 PM Go to last post
  8. My lazy baby garters want to sleep all day and not get no job!

    I just got two of the cutest little babies. One is a few months old, and I think the other one is barely a month old at best. The little one was...

    Started by Elisabeth83, 08-16-2020 02:21 PM
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    08-31-2020 10:16 PM Go to last post
  9. How Concerned should I be that my Wandering had my Valley's Head in (Her?) Mouth

    After considering several species of snake for my persistent 10 year old, we decided on Garters for probably the reasons most of you did. So far,...

    Started by LowCountrySerpents, 08-17-2020 09:56 AM
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    08-18-2020 09:46 PM Go to last post
  10. My ribbon snakes are terrified of me.

    I've had them for over a year and they've yet to get used to being around me, they eat, but they spend all of their time hiding and I usually have to...

    Started by Gaius Iulius Tabernarius, 10-02-2018 06:38 PM
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    08-09-2020 12:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Concerning food

    I have been doing my research for getting a garter snake and I was wondering if I could feed Silver Sides and Night Crawlers? But would that give...

    Started by hat, 05-15-2020 11:34 AM
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    05-20-2020 08:12 PM Go to last post
  12. T. proximus Feeding

    I recently (about 1 month ago) purchased 2 Western Ribbon Snakes. I now only have one, as one of them died. I thought I was getting CBB snakes but...

    Started by Red Panda Kitty, 04-16-2020 05:25 PM
    feeding, ribbon snake, thamnophis proximus
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    04-20-2020 11:24 AM Go to last post
  13. Male or female?

    This little one was born back in August/September and is wild caught. I'm wondering if anyone has some guesses at the sex? It's very wiggly and...

    Started by acovert, 03-03-2020 11:01 PM
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    03-08-2020 12:59 PM Go to last post
  14. Going bioactive

    After having my garters for about about 1.5 years I finally began turning the 40 breeder into a bioactive setup. Iíve kept them on newspaper and then...

    Started by MNGuy, 11-11-2019 07:59 PM
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    02-21-2020 07:40 AM Go to last post
  15. Type of night crawler?

    Hi everyone, this is my first post. My daughter has been wanting a snake and I have been researching garter snakes for awhile. I know red wigglers...

    Started by susannah14, 12-29-2019 03:44 PM
    food, vermicomposting, worms
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    12-30-2019 10:12 AM Go to last post
  16. Slugs for northwesterns?

    I live in the Portland area of Oregon. I have read that northwesterns eat slugs and there are certainly a lot out in the backyard. Is it safe to feed...

    Started by acovert, 10-13-2019 01:51 PM
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    10-13-2019 07:35 PM Go to last post
  17. feeding time questions... storeki decays. and a sad part:/

    So last july mama snake had babys 11 of them but all of them but 4 must've had birth defects cause death happen one after another one which i made a...

    Started by gordesky1, 09-23-2019 07:58 PM
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    09-26-2019 06:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Reptilinks Micro (Frog)

    So I'm reaching crisis mode on feeding my Cali Red. The ONLY store I've been able to find livebearers sold as feeders is out, may not have them back...

    Started by Ambaryerno, 07-24-2019 06:09 PM
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    08-13-2019 03:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Getting Nerodia to switch to f/t

    Hi! Sorry if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move if it is. I need some tips on switching a baby Nerodia fasciata pictiventris onto f/t...

    Started by Nerodia, 08-02-2019 09:00 AM
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    08-02-2019 09:00 AM Go to last post
  20. Regurgitate? Help??

    So i was spot cleaning my garters tank when i noticed this on one of the fake leaves. Is this regurg or poop? His previous poops dont look like this...

    Started by Pengu, 07-24-2019 11:56 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-25-2019 12:02 PM Go to last post

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