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    Smile Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Hey everyone I was in the seafood department the other day at Walmart and I saw a bag of raw little shrimps (the size of a quarter total). Anyone ever though of feeding with shrimp? Is it a possibility? If not why not?

    Any ideas!?
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    i dont know about the meat. but i would imagine that a shrimp exoskeleton would be similar to insects, which snakes cant digest. so you would have to skin all the shrimp prior.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    They might eat it but I would be worried about where it was from(not bought). Chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides.
    I also don't know about the make-up of shrimp.
    Definitely not in their wild food menu.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plissken View Post
    i dont know about the meat. but i would imagine that a shrimp exoskeleton would be similar to insects, which snakes cant digest. so you would have to skin all the shrimp prior.
    I'm talking about the ones with just the meat... let me find a picture...

    No tail, no skin, nothing.

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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    They might eat it but I would be worried about where it was from(not bought). Chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides.
    I also don't know about the make-up of shrimp.
    Definitely not in their wild food menu.
    Neither are Pinkies:P
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    based on a quick google search, most shrimp has about 150mg of sodium per 3.5oz . I'm not sure, but that may be to high for snakes.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plissken View Post
    based on a quick google search, most shrimp has about 150mg of sodium per 3.5oz . I'm not sure, but that may be to high for snakes.
    Good info. Thanks for finding it
    Not sure how much sodium a garter snake gets per meal but I would think it's not much.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    Good info. Thanks for finding it
    Not sure how much sodium a garter snake gets per meal but I would think it's not much.
    BUT 150mg of sodium per 3.5oz... My home scale tells me that one qarter sized piece of shrimp is only .1oz therefor really one meal is only about 4mg of sodium... If I did that math correct?
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    This website I found says one small shrimp only contains 7mg of sodium, and shows all the nutrition facts about it...
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    That may be fine, but I don't know if 7mg is to much or not. Worms have very low sodium content as sodium dries their skin and kills them. I wouldn't believe that freshwater guppies have any sodium either.
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