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    "Preparing For First shed" nessy's Avatar
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    Exclamation Indonesian Garter?!?!?!?

    I walked passed a small pet shop on my way home yesterday and saw some 'indonesian garter snakes' for sale for 14.99 in the UK.

    Having heard that garters are supposedly north american, i decided to do a little bit of research on the net. apparently, they are not true garters but a species of venomous rear fanged water snake!! not the best idea to be selling them as a beginner snake posing uder the harmless name of garters!

    I don't have pictures, but if anyone knows anything about this species...... I'm all ears.

    cheers guys!

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    Re: Indonesian Garter?!?!?!?

    Hey Nessy,

    just search google for xenochrophis vittatus and you will get some more informations about the "indonesian garter snake". Its a very nice looking snake and absolutly calm.

    Best wishes,

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    "Preparing For First shed" nessy's Avatar
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    Re: Indonesian Garter?!?!?!?

    thanks daniel,

    yeah i thought they were quite pretty too.

    so are they venomous? if so how toxic are their venom. Also, has anyone tried hybridising them with garters or is it not possible?

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    Dutch, bold and Thamnophis-crazy Thamnophis's Avatar
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    Re: Indonesian Garter?!?!?!?

    I have kept them in the past. They need about the same care as an average Thamnophis. Maybe a little warmer.
    Eat fish etc.
    They lay eggs, so hybrides are not possible, I think.

    In the past they belonged to Natrix.

    They are as venemous as Thamnophis.
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