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PostSubject: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/16/2008, 3:47 pm

I had one of these little beauties when I was 10, and I had it for around 2 years. i'm thinking about getting another one, and i've got a few Q's about them.


+) I know they need a heat source (I only used a heat mat last time) but is it absolutley nesasary to have a hear bulb/lamp thing for them to do well in captitvity?

+) what is the reccomended humidity levels for this sp.? it doesn't really say anything about that in online caresheets.b

+) I know these little snakes are very docile and calm, but can they be kept communaly?

advice would be much appreciated. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/16/2008, 5:14 pm

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I had one of these little beauties when I was 10, and I had it for around 2 years. i'm thinking about getting another one, and i've got a few Q's about them.


+) I know they need a heat source (I only used a heat mat last time) but is it absolutley nesasary to have a hear bulb/lamp thing for them to do well in captitvity?

+) what is the reccomended humidity levels for this sp.? it doesn't really say anything about that in online caresheets.b

+) I know these little snakes are very docile and calm, but can they be kept communaly?

advice would be much appreciated. Smile
1Heat mats/Light are needed for all reptiles so they can have a warmside and Coolside to digest properly and funcion properly.

2 Dunno. Make sure its higher during shed though

3I don't think there is any snake that SHOULD be kept communally.
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/16/2008, 5:18 pm

snakes dont need a light bulb really aslong as you can reach the desired temps with heat mat alone. As most snakes are nocturnal anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/16/2008, 5:40 pm

sorry, I meant to put I did have a heatmat . Razz
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/18/2008, 9:46 am

we had two roughies together. they were fine but then they both randomly died. and had maggots coming out of them...gross!
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/18/2008, 11:34 am

really? that is interesting... because the same thing happened to mine. I nudged her and a bunch of tiny bettle-like things came out of her mouth.



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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/18/2008, 11:55 am

what5 substrate where you using cuz that used to be really common a lil while ago
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/18/2008, 12:31 pm

aspen-reptile bedding stuff.


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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/18/2008, 1:16 pm

they were on...well not ever on but the bark chips as were housed with the tree frogs!
Shop told us *years ago* that it was ok...and it was. no problems. only the giant day gecko had some issues...again told all together would be fine and they are...well the snakes died!
and they just died. no injuries...just in position in the braches in the bushes...and maggots. was very gross
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/18/2008, 1:51 pm

cool, I never thought they could be housed with other stuff.



here is the pedding I used - http://peticious.com/images/paws-images/575044.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/18/2008, 2:41 pm

well I didnt really think so either!
But they were in with whites tree frogs and a giant day gecko!
the snakes are dead now but the frogs and gecko are very happy together!!!!

Not something I would do or allow him to do but when he got them..I didnt know anything about reptiles etc...so just went along with it...but they all live happily together!!! strange eh!
But not something I would suggest as a good idea
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/18/2008, 3:35 pm

yeah a few years ago there was a real problem with loose substrates.
alot of them were contaminated with various bug eggs, i myself lost a berber sking to beetle from loose substrate ( aspen i think but i was young so not 100% )
thats why ppl who still use aspen and some other substrates always nuke or freeze to kill off the eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake)   9/19/2008, 11:43 am

yeah If i ever use that stuff again I will deff. nuke it lol.

but, I just got enough for one of those exo-terra tanks so i'm thinking about betting a corn, milk, or king. prob a corn.
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