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    Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    I have wanted to get a snake ever since I was, I think around 5 years old. Due to some unfortunate situations I haven't even been able to consider it up to now. After some research I found out about garter snakes and just fell in love. Unfortunately they aren't a very commonly kept/bred snake, so finding even general information on them is harder than most other snakes, so after some hours of searching this site came up and I decided to join. This seems to be the best place to interact with people who know what they're doing and want to share that knowledge. I am a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information there is here and it's going to take me a while to get over that learning curve, but I really want to learn more about garters and snakes in general.

    I have not owned any snakes up to now, but I have had encounters with some native species, even catching a juvenile out in the wild. I am currently working on making an enclosure and gathering the necessary supplies for housing, at first, 2 garters. ...that being said, I haven't yet found a breeder that ships to Europe. I hope to find one eventually.

    I hope I don't bother anyone too much with my questions, there will be a lot and most likely very stupid.

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    Re: Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    Welcome to the garter obsession!! The people on this site will be a good source of knowledge for you. I hope you can get your hands on one. They are my favorite snake by far and I have kept many species over the years.
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    Re: Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    All of your questions are welcome.
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    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
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    Re: Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    Feel free to ask any questions you want, I can point you in the direction of European garter snake breeders if you are having trouble finding any.

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    Re: Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    Quote Originally Posted by Zdravko092368 View Post
    Feel free to ask any questions you want, I can point you in the direction of European garter snake breeders if you are having trouble finding any.

    Glad to be here! Thanks for the warm welcome!

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    Re: Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    Quote Originally Posted by Zdravko092368 View Post
    Feel free to ask any questions you want, I can point you in the direction of European garter snake breeders if you are having trouble finding any.
    Really? That would be awesome! I've been looking for over a month and haven't really found any.

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    Re: Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    All of your questions are welcome.
    Thanks, there will be a lot over time.

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    Re: Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    Quote Originally Posted by Veiren View Post
    Really? That would be awesome! I've been looking for over a month and haven't really found any.
    Click this and join the group "Strumpfbandnattern-Fans" on facebook. This is a European garter snake group.

    Also "Hamm And Houten Reptile", this is a large European reptile sales group, post in the group that you are looking for garter snakes.

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    Re: Hello, I am new here and in the reptile world in general

    Quote Originally Posted by Zdravko092368 View Post
    Click this and join the group "Strumpfbandnattern-Fans" on facebook. This is a European garter snake group.

    Also "Hamm And Houten Reptile", this is a large European reptile sales group, post in the group that you are looking for garter snakes.
    Thank you so much! I will definitely check them out!

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