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Ribbon snake care?

Post  FalconPunch on Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:52 pm

I've seen a few care sheets for these guys but most are unbelievably complicated. Do I really need to have a heat range from low 60s up to 90 ish? If I have to Provide a temp that low, I won't be able to keep one because ambient temp in my snake room is 82. Any advice or a better care sheet you can recommend?
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Post  Snakeman on Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:17 pm

FalconPunch,

Ribbon Snake care is almost identical to Garter Snake care.

If the ambient room temperature is 82 and there's a slight drop at night, you're good.

If there's a window (for light) or a ceiling light that will suffice.

You really don't need any supplemental heat or light.

Keep in mind that Ribbon Snakes are "semiaquatic". so be sure to provide a large

water dish.

That will also help with the humidity requirement.

I'm sure you know what to feed Ribbon Snakes, but if you try earthworms, stay away

from red wigglers.

I hope this helps.


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Post  FalconPunch on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:47 pm

Yes thank you.

Do you think heat pad only, or lamp only?
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Post  Snakeman on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:42 am

If your room is 82 with a slight drop at night, neither one is necessary, but if you want

to use something, I'd use under the cage heat instead of a heat lamp.

I would not put the heat under the water bowl.

Put it under the opposite end.

If your snake is wild caught, I'd treat it for internal parasites and be sure to keep it in

quarantine.

Also, make sure it's the last snake you clean and feed when you're working with your

snakes.

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