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Garter vs Ribbon


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Posted by Valencia on January 27, 2003 at 09:49:09:

As a kid I would always catch garters, play with them a little and let them go (my mother wanted no snakes in the house). I've had two iguanas and a few anoles. After I got out of my mom's house now it's my husband, he doesn't like snakes and always said "no snakes."

4mos ago I went to a pet store to buy my 3yr old daughter her 1st pet. We were planning on getting a hamster, but when we got to the pet store they had a ribbon snake by the register, so of course I asked to handle it, and my 3 yr old was so amused by it she wanted to handle it. She did just as I did, just let it run through her fingers and over from one hand to the other. It was a very active and easy to handle snake.

The guy at the pet store said they are fairly easy to keep. He said they live at room temp, no heat rocks and lamps like my previous iguana's. He also said they just eat fish, just drop them in the water bowl. After reading the forums I'm starting to question his opinion though and thinking about a garter or a green snake. My question is, what's the comparison of there feeding (how often and what) and settings(temp, cage size and heaters)? My husband can't say no to our daughter, so I can actually finally get my snake, because she's still persistantly asking for the ribbon snake after 4mos.

I would be grateful for any advice!!




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