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yes, some snakes want to be together

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Posted by: 53kw at Sun Nov 21 15:12:17 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 53kw ]  
   

As pointed out below, some snakes don't like to be separated. Some of the baby racers I raised in the past felt so strongly about it, they ate their siblngs so they could always be together.

Occasional excessive munchies aside, several kinds of snakes do better in groups; garters especially. I've read that rubber boas do better in small groups as long as there are multiple hiding places in the cage so they can have some private time.

In contrast, snakes I've raised alone are conspicuously uncomfortable around other snakes when first introduced. I keep several female rat snakes together and although they now all rest in piles under favorite hiding spots or in their moist box, at first they acted like they'd been tazed when another snake crawled across them. I don't trust all snakes together anyway--I keep my Eastern kings separate except during breeding season and all my coachwhips live alone. Makes for less dominance at feeding time.

Racers and coachwhips make good use of their time to plan my destruction anyway. Some even apply their intelligence to learn valuable skills. One blue racer is studying to be a medical technician--here he is drawing blood.





   

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