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Posted by Chris Harper on July 05, 2001 at 19:13:49:
Just looking to see how many of you disagree or agree with me.
I assume that many of you have read Rossi and Ross's books "The Snakes of the US and Candada -- their care in captivity".
If you have not read it, you should. Great books.
At any rate, the authors use a rating system of 1 to 5 with 1 being the easiest species to care for and 5 being the most difficult.
So Coluber ssp. get a rating of 3 and Masticophis ssp. get a rating of 4.
So I'm just curious what people think of this? I've kept three or four subspecies of racers and two species/3 subspecies of Masticophis. All were wild caught adults or subadults.
Without exception I've found Masticophis easier to care for so I would have this rating flipped around. Pretty trivial issue but I'm curious to see what you think.