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    Sooo you want to put a garter snake in a 6ft cage...(Reddit snake advice)




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    I'd recommend a rat snake, actually. One of the plentiful & c/b species from the U.S.- such as a Pantherophis obsoletus (aka black rat snake) or one of their cousins from further south, like a grey, gulf hammock, yellow or Everglades rat snake, or a Baird's rat snake or Trans Pecos rat snake from the western U.S. (also c/b)

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    Re: Sooo you want to put a garter snake in a 6ft cage...(Reddit snake advice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I'd recommend a rat snake, actually. One of the plentiful & c/b species from the U.S.- such as a Pantherophis obsoletus (aka black rat snake) or one of their cousins from further south, like a grey, gulf hammock, yellow or Everglades rat snake, or a Baird's rat snake or Trans Pecos rat snake from the western U.S. (also c/b)

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    Sticking a 2ft colubrid in a 6ft cage seems unnecessary if space utilization is a priority no?


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    Re: Sooo you want to put a garter snake in a 6ft cage...(Reddit snake advice)

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    Sticking a 2ft colubrid in a 6ft cage seems unnecessary if space utilization is a priority no?


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    Yes, but we aren't exactly going to reach (educate) them with our advice here, are we? It doesn't surprise me that there's an abundance of bad info floating around.
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    Re: Sooo you want to put a garter snake in a 6ft cage...(Reddit snake advice)

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    Yes, but we aren't exactly going to reach (educate) them with our advice here, are we? It doesn't surprise me that there's an abundance of bad info floating around.
    Itís the off-topic cafe...education isnít my priority in this case


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    Re: Sooo you want to put a garter snake in a 6ft cage...(Reddit snake advice)

    I mean, nothing ~inherently wrong with the set up. But also pretty much parallel to giving a goldfish a 200gallon aquarium.


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    Re: Sooo you want to put a garter snake in a 6ft cage...(Reddit snake advice)

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    I mean, nothing ~inherently wrong with the set up. But also pretty much parallel to giving a goldfish a 200gallon aquarium.


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    That was my exact thought. If youíve got a big enclosure, I personally wouldnít use it for a snake that will do fine in a 32qt its entire life.


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    But if it's what they have and they want to use it, why not? It's not like it's a BP (sorry, guys) that freaks out if it has too much room. They can always divide the space up later.
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    Re: Sooo you want to put a garter snake in a 6ft cage...(Reddit snake advice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spicey View Post
    But if it's what they have and they want to use it, why not? It's not like it's a BP (sorry, guys) that freaks out if it has too much room. They can always divide the space up later.
    They wanted optimal use of the cage space.


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    Re: Sooo you want to put a garter snake in a 6ft cage...(Reddit snake advice)

    I think they could get optimal use out of the cage with a colubrid, especially a garter snake. Garter snakes are one of the only reptiles that do well communally so they could set it up for 4 or 5 females with multiple hot spots on one side and a ton of enrichment. If done correctly that would almost be a moving/living piece of art.

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