Keeping snakes

  1. dahly Member Member

    When I was a teenager I caught two garter snakes in my back yard an kept them for about a year in an old tank with a screen lid. I had a dirt substrate and a coupe of sticks of assorted sizes. I fed them earth worms every other day. It was always so cool when they would shed their skin. They used to flip the screen lid and crawl on top. One day they did it, escaped and we never found them. I'd like to think they got back outside and lived happily ever after.
     
  2. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    LUCKY! :mad: :mad: I wish I could catch snakes in my backyard!!!! i love snakes :D can you tell? (obsession with kuhli loaches....lol...)
     

  3. dano569 Member Member

    snakes are cool!!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8)
     
  4. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    yup yup yup they r very cool
     

  5. Adz Member Member

    I have a couple of Kuhli Loaches. they are very cool fish :) I call them tiger striped worms lol
     
  6. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    yes kuhlis are my obsession just ask the guys here--and my brother ::)
     
  7. death2fishbowls Initiate Member

    i have a garter snake, his name is george. he is so awesome its not even funny
     

  8. Jon Well Known Member Member

    my mom wont let me keep snakes... i wish i could
     
  9. atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    i dont like snakes i like lizards
     
  10. Jon Well Known Member Member

    i like to see snakes eat lol ^,^ i would probably overfeed mine >.<
     

  11. dano569 Member Member

    i had a boa for about 2 years.he was a great pet.
     
  12. Jon Well Known Member Member

    my brother had a bermise python or something.... i cant remember
     
  13. s-man Initiate Member

    what kind of snakes are those "grater".
     
  14. sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    Ummm... They might not have. I have a friend who had a corn snake escape in his house. He figured it for dead until he found a shed skin in the closet. He periodically finds another skin, reminding him that he's got a corn snake who's keeping track of the mice in his house. (He lives in an older house in the country, and the mice are pretty plentiful).
     
  15. poefox Well Known Member Member

    They're smallish north American snakes that are sort of green and yellow--they generally eat small animals and the like. They're one of the most common snakes on this continent.

    Black snakes are also common--I nearly stepped on what I thought was a bit of deflated inner tube on a sidewalk and it suddenly flexed and raced off into the grass. Beautiful creature.
     
  16. BrianCB Member Member

    My brother had two garter snakes one was the others infant, in january first the little one died then the mother died later, Im wondered if it was because of the cold cause he had a heat lamp with a regular light bulb and he only fed them feeder fish? :'(
     
  17. sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    I don't know how cold their cage was, but garter snakes can handle quite a low temp. I wonder if they got something from the feeder fish? Those things swim in terrible water, and tend to carry a massive number of diseases. Many fish diseases won't affect terrestrial creatures, but a few of them do, and those are usually really nasty.
     
  18. inuyasha_lover_21 Well Known Member Member

    I used to have garter snakes and they where the best. My grandmas yard was filled with them. I also had a pet bat once but died in a month. He ate and he was healthy. I used to have a bunch of reptiles but now I just got my fishies and a dog.
     
  19. Bonochick Well Known Member Member

    I'm scared of snakes. :-[ My boyfriend found a baby garter snake in our backyard this past weekend. I've seen a few of them around. I grew up in the U.P., and I've seen several snakes. As a kid, I went to grab my jump rope in the shed...it was a snake! :eek: We were at the top of a hill on our bikes, when I looked down and saw a snake attempting to slither through my spokes. I took off pedaling as fast as I could...shot right past my house...just kept going. :D Dad caught a pine snake in our yard once...that was REALLY freaky.
     
  20. vin Well Known Member Member

    That or they ate your sister..... :D ;D