follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
Professional Cages & Rack Systems
Made in the USA - Freedom Breeder
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Kingsnake . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Tampa - Feb. 24-25, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Memphis - Feb. 24-25, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Feb. 24, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Western Maryland Reptile Show - Mar. 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Jacksonville Herp Society Meeting - Mar. 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Mar. 07, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Jacksonville - Mar. 10-11, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Denver - Mar. 10-11, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Mar. 10, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - Mar. 11, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for the Reptilian Nation Expo
pool banner - $50 year

Rough/Smooth green snake habitat Q's

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Cage & Habitat Design ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: SteveNfl at Mon May 27 11:50:45 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by SteveNfl ]  
   

I recently have found myself wanting to get one of these to keep as a pet. I already have a cali king and two ball pythons but have read these snakes don't do well in captivity. After reviewing the why's and alot of other peoples enclosures I have a few questions before moving forward.

When I was growing up in the panhandle of Florida, the rough was a fairly common snake. Basically all you had to do to find one was find an azalea bush with anoles in it and chances were high you'd find one in that bush. One thing I've noticed is no one uses azalea bushes in their enclosures and also no one feeds anoles to their greens. I've witnessed numerous times of roughs preying on young anoles growing up and wonder if that part of the diet being left out is part of the reason these snakes tend to starve to death and lack the nutrition they need?

If I get one I would plan on putting in young azalea bushes (I know they get very large when full grown) in the enclosure and I would have to think of putting some anoles in for it to eat as well along with worms and crickets. Just wondering what others opinions are on this, I see too often artificial plants being used and a diet of insects only and wondering if this is the reason they have a hard time surviving in captivity.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Rough/Smooth green snake habitat Q's - AnnaCB, Tue May 28 16:12:40 2013