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greene
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# Posted: 23 Apr 2012 00:34


What should I feed my garter snake its about 10 iches long.


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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 23 Apr 2012 05:07


Foods for Garter snakes include:

-feeder fish. Guppies, mollies, and platies are best, comets and rosy red minnows should be avoided if possible

-earthworms, Red Wrigglers, Canadian Nightcrawlers, European Nightcrawlers

-feeder mice may be accepted by some species of garter snakes. Other species you may have to "scent" them with a piece of raw fish before they will eat them. This may take a few tries.

-raw fish (like tilapia)

-Slugs

-frogs

greene
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# Posted: 23 Apr 2012 21:56


Will they eat small crickets? I just got it and I think its still stressed how long from now should I try to feed it?


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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 23 Apr 2012 22:16


It's a possibility, but I doubt it. I tried to feed my snakes crickets when I first got them, and they wouldn't eat them. Stick with worms and feeder fish, and if you can get them to eat mice, that would be a bonus.

greene
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# Posted: 24 Apr 2012 00:07


Good thing I asked I was about to go out and buy a few dozen small crickets.


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Amphibians
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# Posted: 24 Apr 2012 01:05


Baby Mice or pinkies


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greene
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# Posted: 24 Apr 2012 01:19


I know that its to small to eat mice or pinkies


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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 24 Apr 2012 03:27


Get some worms, either check the pet shop, the bait store, walmart, check gardening clubs for anyone that does vermicomposting, or pull them out of the garden if you have to.

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# Posted: 25 Apr 2012 22:42


i was going to get a garter snake but i dont know how to feed them.
i never had one before.


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# Posted: 26 Apr 2012 01:21


My brother had a garter snake and it would musk... eww nastiness..


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Heather
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# Posted: 26 Apr 2012 14:51


I worked in a reptile shop for a while and we actually had success getting the garters to accept crickets if we kept them in a container with pinkies for a couple days. This part may sound gross,... but it worked even better when the crickets actually nibbled on a dead pinky.

I don't know if it was just a fluke or what... but it was something we tried after getting in a hog nose that wouldn't eat (only that was gross because we had to cut open the rodents and rub their guys on the food item we wanted to offer)

I don't know if it will work for you... but you could always get a mouse and a few crickets and give it a shot? (the garters outside in my courtyard eat the roaches)


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greene
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# Posted: 27 Apr 2012 22:48


Well I think It eat a few worm last night. When's. The best time to feed them curbing the day or a night?


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