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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    I wouldn't be as worried about the sodium as I would the potential metals..
    Also, shrimp is way different than fish (I ran a DNA gel of shrimp vs several types of fish awhile back; it was actually really interesting!) but the protein content and all is way different. It might not be as nutritional for them...
    There's so many cheap food options that we know are safe, it'd just be easier to avoid the shrimp IMO...
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by d_virginiana View Post
    I wouldn't be as worried about the sodium as I would the potential metals..
    Also, shrimp is way different than fish (I ran a DNA gel of shrimp vs several types of fish awhile back; it was actually really interesting!) but the protein content and all is way different. It might not be as nutritional for them...
    There's so many cheap food options that we know are safe, it'd just be easier to avoid the shrimp IMO...
    Will do Just thought of that today and hadn't ever read anything on it, so I decided whats a better thing to do than ask the forum!!

    I talked to my local pet store owner and he said he will sell me pinkys so I'm all good there
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by J@50n View Post
    Neither are Pinkies:P
    garters are known to eat rodents in the wild. wanderings especially.

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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by J@50n View Post
    Neither are Pinkies:P
    I've never seen it happen in the wild but I have had wild caught garters(T.radix) take pinkies the second they were offered. Leads me to believe that if they found a nest of them in my shed the pinkies would be a good meal. I've also read in many publications that rodents are on the menu of many species of garter snakes.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by J@50n View Post
    Will do Just thought of that today and hadn't ever read anything on it, so I decided whats a better thing to do than ask the forum!!

    I talked to my local pet store owner and he said he will sell me pinkys so I'm all good there
    This exact same question came up for feeding pacman frogs on another forum not too long ago, and the same concerns for sodium and all came up too, but no one could find a reason that it was a 100% terrible idea either. Apparently it's a pretty common thought, but no one really feels safe enough with it to risk it!

    Also, do you get live pinkies from this store?! Lucky...
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by d_virginiana View Post
    This exact same question came up for feeding pacman frogs on another forum not too long ago, and the same concerns for sodium and all came up too, but no one could find a reason that it was a 100% terrible idea either. Apparently it's a pretty common thought, but no one really feels safe enough with it to risk it!

    Also, do you get live pinkies from this store?! Lucky...
    (I haven't bought anything yet)
    Oh no not live ones... Although I'm not sure... I didn't get into a real big conversation with him about them. Are live better then Frozen?
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    So how do you prepair a pinkie.Ive never doneit and if it is one was when there live then what do you do when there frozen.
    I wanted to Thank you Steve for your help with the heating pad.

    I have 4 Easterns(mine: Furbie and Whiplash; moms: Diamond and Silky) all are 5 and half months old. So much fun gaters are.

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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    I think frozen is better
    thaw before feeding - that's the amount of prep required
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Frozen is better for garters I think. I have other animals that have a really difficult time taking anything not alive, so I wish there were a place I could go to get live ones when I need them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs N1ntndo View Post
    So how do you prepair a pinkie.Ive never doneit and if it is one was when there live then what do you do when there frozen.
    Depends on the size of the snake. If it's a baby, you cut the pinky into bits while it's still frozen and give it to them in chunks. In adults you just thaw it in a glass of hot water like you would for a frozen shrimp.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    A lot of garters do eat pinks in the wild

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