Discussion in 'Garter & Water snakes' started by Infernalis, Jan 9, 2012.
Just curious, is that fish that you are feeding the babies?
They are just too sweet and tiny:x
Man! You have one heck of a collection! I think I'm going to come visit you for a while... possibly a few years at a time? lol
So gorgeous! I had no idea the extent of morphs they are capable of producing. The one with the screaming blue has got to be my most favorite Beautiful!
Yes, in nature the first thing they eat is generally minnows and tadpoles. Since they are way too small to even consider any rodents, I usually mince up a mixture of pinkies and fish, gradually reducing the fish until they are big enough to just accept pinks.
A friend of mine has a tool that looks out of this world, it used to grind up pinkies with different size holes for each passing slowing getting smaller and smaller.
Edit, its called a pinky pump! Weirdest thing I ever seen used for snakes
That's just disgusting :-&. lol
I just dice them up while they are frozen, it's a lot cleaner...
Just curious, how do you feed diced pinky to a snake?
I was wondering the same thing.
In a puddle....
So gorgeous. It's not very often I see people with garter snakes, it's cool seeing all the colors!
They look awesome! The babies are so tiny lol, I don't think I would ever want to deal with anything too small to take a pinkie. Fantastic collection you have
You want to see small.... I have worked with and bred Dekayi snakes, they are small.
So a hatchling puget sound is to small to take the smallest size pinkie? How do you dice the pinkies? I can just see pinkie guts going everywhere :-&
It's not a very good pic, but check out this new born rough earth snake!
Wayne have you ever tried to keep these guys?
That is gross and yet very very cool. I didn't realize snakes would eat mice milkshakes.
No I never worked with them...
I chop them up while frozen, it's not bad at all... they are not messy when frozen.
I'm glad to hear that!
some new pics.....
Garter love.. He tried, but she did not let him.
"Sunshine" the yellow garter I found in November with the nasty tail injury..
I like his cream white chin. Compliments the yellow nicely.
And this is the red/orange snake the guy up the road was going to chop up with a shovel, he called me to come remove her... she was so pretty I just decided to keep her. Capturing her true colour is difficult, she has a copper red hue with a dark orangish yellow dorsal stripe.
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