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    Thamnophis cymru -MARWOLAETH-'s Avatar
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    Preparing for my new snake

    I ordered a CB11 T.macianus and i was just wondering if i should leave it for a few day to settle in.How long i should leave it alone for when it arrives?

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    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
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    Re: Preparing for my new snake

    That is an open ended question. I'd offer food the first day and check the snake over when it arrives.
    I've never had to be hands-off for more then a couple of days after that first day.

    Just my opinion.
    Steve
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    Smells Like Teen Spirit Invisible Snake's Avatar
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    Re: Preparing for my new snake

    I recommend that as soon as you get your garter you give it a good look over to make sure it isn't sick and is in good (visible) health, make sure to check its eyes, mouth, belly scales and its cloaca. If the snake appears healthy then put it in its new habitat and leave it in there for a full day or two so that the snake can settle in.
    Also make sure you have at least 2 hides in it's enclosure so the snake can have some privacy and feel secure.

    Congratulations on your new checkered garter snake!

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    Pyrondenium Rose kibakiba's Avatar
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    Re: Preparing for my new snake

    When I get a new snake, I leave them alone for a week, other than offering food.
    Chantel
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