Animal Stories - Rough Green Snake


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   The beautiful Rough Green Snake is not only lovely to look at, but is so very gentle that it is a pleasure to handle!
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Jill Loughton - 2013-01-31
iam getting one next week and need more advice about correct setup please

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-01
    These snakes like to climb so have planty of branches for them to climb.  There is a variety of substrates that you can use for these snakes.  Make sure to all ways have water available. 

    They do well in 70° to 80° F with moderate humidity. Lighting requirements are minimal, they do not need full spectrum lighting though it is good for long term maintenance as it helps them feel good. You can use a substrate heating device for basic heating. For additional heat, you can add a full spectrum incandescent daytime bulb and a blacklight bulb or red incandescent bulb for nighttime heating. Be sure you use a thermometer so you don't let the terrarium become overheated!
  • Jill Loughton - 2013-02-03
    Thank you.
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noel - 2012-03-19
Can you put more that one together if there not mating?? I wanted to get mine a friend but not sure if they can share the same aquar?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-20
    you can put like sized ones together. Keep an eye during feeding time.
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Anonymous - 2011-10-12
Snakes are cool!

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donna - 2010-01-17
These little snakes are going to be wild caught, and VERY heavily parasitized--to have a chance of keeping one alive for more than a short time, you will need to have it treated for parasites immediately. If you catch one yourself, this is the very first thing you should do once you have it eating for you--take the snake to a vet for a checkup, along with a fresh fecal sample, and have it deparasitized. Be sure to take it to an experience reptile vet--you don't want someone who will just shoot it up with ivomec and send it home. A proper course of fenbendazole and possibly metronidazole will most likely be what is used.

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Juhi das - 2011-08-10
I also wanted a rough green snake at home. Because my mom is just like that because I love it . She is not snake something more than that. Rough green snake is really lovely and the colour is also super.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-10
    When I was 10 years old, a boy in school who was very big and very mean and also 14 and in 6th grade put a live snake down my back. I am still very frightened of them. I am sure your mom loves you and would not want you to not have one cuz you love them --- Maybe you could compromise. They can be neat and people enjoy them but a Bearded Dragon is really cool and they are affectionate and so is an Iguana. You just sound like an intelligent person and I thought you might like something a little more in line with your intelligence. Something a little more challenging. Good luck though ...
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Anonymous - 2012-01-30
Hey how come there is 34 comments on this snake?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-30
    Guess it must be a common pet or people have many quesions on it.
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Rebecca - 2011-09-05
Hi, my sister is watching my baby and said that he isn't doing so well. Usually he will squirm when you first pick him up then settle down after a bit, but now she says he was literally lifeless when she picked him up. We have a branch, and a hiding rock, that he stays up in and he's about a foot and a half. We always have a food supplies for him. She says he looks fat on the belly but skinny on the back. I've had him for a little over a year and he's never done anything like this before. I don't want to lose my baby, what do i DO!!!

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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-06
    Could it be something simple like he is molting?
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India - 2011-08-04
I have been really wanting a snake for ages now but my mum doesnt want one in the house. Even if I pay for it and everything! But I have a feeling that I can persuade her to let me have one for my birthday next month. The snake I have been really wanting is a rough green snake as my fave colour is green. They don't grow very big and they don't have a huge life span. I love snakes to pieces and have held a few before. My friend has got a corn snake and I am always holding hers. I have researched rough gren snakes on the internet a lot recently and most of the pages I have been on have said that they have a good temprement and like being held. But the odd few say that they aren't good pets to hold. And that has put me off wanting one. I love holding snakes and I know they need their space too and not to be holding them all the time. Can anyone give me some advice please!?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-04
    Is there another place you can keep the snake besides in the house? Can you make an agreement with your mom that the snake will never come out of your room and you will take responsibility for cleaning your room? Can you promise your mom , the snake will never get out except when you are holding it? I am not sure if you are just all for a snake but maybe you and your mom might like something better like a beadered dragon lizard. They come in a variety of colors and can be quite beautiful. They have more of a personality and love their human owners. They like being around their human owners. Just a thought.
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Jesse - 2010-05-20
I am wondering if anyone can tell me what the difference is between rough and smooth green snakes? I
think the one I have might be rough. I live in Arkansas and they are supposed to be more common here than the smooth ones. I found her (think it's a her) two weeks ago, and she ate a grasshopper on the second day. I have her in a clear tank that used to have a hamster in it, and the bottom is covered with potting soil and a few small plants. I also have a 40watt day, and 40 watt night lamp, and keep a small dish of water and mist daily. Is there anything else I need to do to keep her healthy. I tried keeping these types of snakes (we called them grass snakes) since I was 11. I'm 31 now and this is the first one that would actually eat, so that's a good start I guess. She's about 2 feet long so she's mature.

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  • melanie - 2011-05-02
    The difference is the scales. If the snake feels rough, then its a rough snake. If it feels smooth, no roughness at all, then its a smooth snake, and being about 2 ft long it could be either.
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shawna dyer - 2010-07-13
I found a blue snake I thought. I guess it turns out to be a rough green snake. I'm from unity maine. I'd never seen one before, it kinda freaked me out at first, thinking there's no such thing as a blue snake. It's pretty cool. About a foot long. Found it in my garden, not sure how it died. Didn't look like nothing was wrong with it. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones to see it. Thanks for letting me know what it was.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-07-20
    Probably was a garter if you found it in Maine.
  • melanie - 2011-05-02
    If it was blue and dead, then it was a green snake, probably a smooth type since your in Maine. I don't think they are rough are up that way. For some reason, I can't remember exactly why, when green snakes, die, the yellow pigmentation goes away leaving behind just the blue. If you remember what the scales looked like you can tell whether it was smooth or rough. A rough green with have a rough feel and keeled scales (small raised ridges on every scale) and a smooth with be just that, smooth, feels like a really old basketball.
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