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    I need to know this!!!!!

    I'm getting 4 garters, 1 male and 3 females they all should be about the same size, but can i keep them in the same cage?

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    Re: I need to know this!!!!!

    Give the size of the cage and the reply's will come poring in
    ​I'm not actually a gynecologist...but i'll take a look.

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    Re: I need to know this!!!!!

    you can keep 4 garters in the same cage, if they're approximately the same size, and the cage is large enough
    I would separate the male, so you don't end up with offspring

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    Re: I need to know this!!!!!

    They could stay together for about 2 years if they are all babies

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    Re: I need to know this!!!!!

    If the cage around 40gals +, yes.

    All should he the same size, and all should be the same sex.
    Unless you want babies (cause they will breed) and that case they have to all be the same kind of garter,

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    Re: I need to know this!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kantar View Post
    They could stay together for about 2 years if they are all babies
    Unless they start making whoopie in 18 months....

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    Re: I need to know this!!!!!

    First of all WELCOME TO THE FORUM.Ya what size is your tank?I agree with Red. At one point when I owned about 9 garters and they were all in a 90 gallon together. Then 2 had babies at the same time. So I ended up with about 150 babies and I had to release all of them that day. On some land my uncle owned. What kinds of garters do you have / could we see some pics please.
    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: I need to know this!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSidedSPR View Post
    If the cage around 40gals +, yes.
    Gallons are irrelevant. Floor area is what matters. There's no set rule for the number of snakes you can keep in one enclosure. That's just something you learn to know. You'll know if there's too many.

    I can keep 4-8 snakes in a 55 gallon. Depends on the size of the snakes, and more importantly, the social dynamics and number of basking and hiding places. Some snakes just don't get along well and stress out, but another group of different snakes may get along just fine.

    Right now, I have no problem keeping (fairly big babies) 3 snow radixes, two albino checkereds, an Iowa albino, and olivia, all in one 10 gallon tank. This of course, would be too little space in about a year.

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    Re: I need to know this!!!!!

    Yeah. a basic 40gal is a good size, that's what i meant...

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    Re: I need to know this!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSidedSPR View Post
    Yeah. a basic 40gal is a good size, that's what i meant...
    Yeah, you sort of have to go out of your way to find a 40 gal that doesn't have the standard floor space. I think that bowfront 40gals are pretty common, but they're specifically for fish and cost an arm and a leg..
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