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Autumn - 2009-12-06
I just was given a boa from my Bio teacher, I named him Garfunkel. He's so friggin cute!

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Anonymous - 2009-12-04
I got my rtb about 3 years ago and she was a year old when I got her. She never gets the grey color I see in others, she is just that red color all over, even her head.
She's a bit moody and I don't let many ppl hold her cuz if you move the wrong way she will bite. I've been bitten once but she's tried many times (most of it was my fault). She is about 7 foot now, her name is rainboa :P. The main thing I don't like about her is she will not sit still, she moves everywhere!

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brandon - 2009-11-22
My fauther got one, now I got one!

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Dave Snyder - 2009-11-15
It was good to hear of someone else who appreciates these beauties (Riana)! I've got 3 now. I have them in a large cage in my classroom (I teach 6th Grade Science). The kids absolutely love them as do I. From researching them, I've found that many die prematurely due to their diet and/or not having the enough humidity. I've only had mine for two months and I am trying as much as possible to vary their diet. However, crickets are the most readily available. But from what I understand it is best to feed them younger crickets with a soft/or no exoskeleton and to gut-load them with a mix of cricket food,collard greens and carrots. Please share any info you have too so we all have a better chance of keeping these guys alive.

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Dave Snyder - 2009-11-14
I teach 6th Grade Science in Virginia. I'm the sponser of the very popular "Snake Club" that meets every other week at the end of the day on Wednesdays. I thought Rough Green Snakes would be a good addition/replacement for what I already had. Boy was I right! I love these little guys and the kids do too. They are very active and for the most part are agreeable to being held. I ordered 2 yearlings and 2 hatchlings from Don Scolara in Florida. He sent me great ones and threw in an adult as a bonus. I've had them now for about 2 months. Unfortunately the two babies just died. I'm going to learn as much as I can so that when the female yearling that I have lays eggs next year (I hope), I will know better about keeping them alive. In the last two months, I have been tweaking their cage environment and find that they like 20-50% humidity and 70-90 degrees in Temperature. They eat crickets but they should be small crickets b/c they can't digest hard exoskeletons. My big one ate a huge spider. They also ate moths. The more soft-bodied insects we can get them to eat, the better. They do well on a varied diet from what I have read. If you feed them crickets than gut-load them by feeding them cricket food and collard greens and carrots. I too am shocked that these aren't more popular in the pet trade.

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riann - 2009-11-08
I was going to buy a rough green snake from someone online and didn't due to high shipping. It's a good thing I didn't because my son found one in our backyard. I brought it inside and it's in a terrarium with a turtle shell to hide under and some faux foliage to climb around on. When I first brought him in he would musk me a little if I startled him, but he stopped doing that completely in a couple days. He doesn't rub his nose raw looking to escape and he eats really well (from a bowl no less!!), and really seems to enjoy handling. I take him out almost every day and lay him across my shoulders, he twines his body in my hair and around my neck and is content to stay that way for long periods of time. I don't understand why these aren't more prevalent in the pet trade, they are excellent pets.

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Steven - 2009-10-25
I just got a two foot columbian boa. I love her to death and want to get one more.

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Devin Christmas - 2009-10-07
That picture is awesome.

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trista schwartz - 2009-10-03
My daughter has a rgs and it seems friendly enough. I put freshly mowed grass in the tank every few days and keep it under a lamp. We've only had it a couple of days but it eats good and seems happy. I let it loose to crawl all over the house but it seems to stay in the living room and it eats the roaches we have along with crickets. I guess we're doing alright with it. My 6 yr old named it jacob, which we're not sure if it's a boy or girl.

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Galen Greene - 2009-09-15
To help with your question about the corn snake eating habits, sometimes there are a few precautions that have to be taken. First of all, you should (as obvious as it may seem) try making sure that you prepared the mouse the same way. Secondly, snakes eat their prey at room temperature, so make sure that it isn't hotter than that, or colder. The last thing that I can say is that sometimes, the snake simply won't eat. They should be fed once every week, and should not be held for at least two days after feeding. I have had my hypo bright orange corn snake for about 8 years, and there have been times where he simply didn't eat. I wouldn't stress over it, as long as you try to feed him/her, they will eat whenever they are comfortable. If this persists, try talking to an actual herpetologist (I am only 16, though I have done my homework) about sickness. Lastly, make sure the snake has a heating pad. If the snake gets too cold, it WILL die. Im sure you already knew this, but I have to suggest it because some people don't know. If you have any further questions email me at snakedoodle@gmail.com.

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