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RE: Rough Green

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Posted by: DMong at Sun Nov 27 11:11:22 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DMong ]  
   

They eat insects like crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches/palmetto bugs, caterpillars, etc..

Give it an enclosure that isn't real small that has more height to it, and put in a climbing branch and maybe a bit of fake foliage so it will feel secure and well-hidden as they naturally would prefer. I used to have a few wild-caught Rough Greens decades ago, and they would take insects right off the end of a pair of long tongs when it was slowly put in front of them without spooking them. Also, if you use long tongs to feed it the insects won't crawl off into the substrate or foliage and disappear so they won't be found by the snake.

A good substrate would be something like shredded garden mulch to help hold in some humidity. You could also lightly mist the cage once in a while to try to maintain around a 50-60 or so percent humidity level. A basking light at one end that will allow a temp of around 85-90 would be good for the snake to thermoregulate itself as well. Just make sure it is set up so the snake can get cooler as needed too. All of these things are very important if the snake is going to thrive well.

I would also HIGHLY recommend that you do some researching about them on the net too, but also get an inexpensive book or two that you can refer to whenever you want. Making sure things are optimum is always FAR better than waiting for problems to arise, and then wonder what to do to correct them. Only the snake suffers the consequences as you can imagine from many impulse buys.


......Good luck with it!



~Doug
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"a snake in the grass is a GOOD thing"


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