little friendly fellow, active snake, pet grass snake
large terrarium, live toads, flourescent lamps
Perfect for Garter and Water Snake Fans
The European grass snake seems to exhibit characteristics of North America’s watersnakes and garter snakes, and at one time was classified in the same genus as the watersnakes. It is just as interesting, active and hardy as its American cohorts, and makes an excellent pet for first time keepers and advanced hobbyists alike. Unfortunately, it is not often available in the USA, but is regularly bred in Europe and so it may find its way here in the future.
Grass snakes are, like most garters and watersnakes, best observed rather than handled. Despite their small size, they are quite active and show themselves to best advantage in large, naturalistic terrariums. My experiences, and those of other keepers, indicate that low levels of UVB may be beneficial. They do fine at temperatures of 74-80, with a basking site of 82-84 F. Many folks have reared them successfully on goldfish or shiners alone, but I prefer to add platies and other tropical and native fish to the diet. Some have reported that their animals will take earthworms as well..
From findiviglio Jan 5 2016 4:23PM
Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Grass Snake.
My pet grass snake was a lovely little fella', little black tongue, yellow and brown scales, quite the active snake and was fine being handled, however, it just wasn't quite... my thing.
Don't get me wrong, the snake was lovely, easy to feed, easy to care for etcetera, but that's just it, I don't like easy! I prefer a bit of a challenge with my animals, not the kind of challenge like a wrestling match with the snake, just a bit more challenging to care for. Not just chuck some food in every once in a while and occasionally clean out it's habitat.
I also disliked the size, my niece loved the snake, it was small enough and friendly enough so that she could handle it with ease, but I personally grew to find that I wanted a larger snake such as the gorgeous Mexican black Kingsnake.
To summarize, if you're looking for a snake that is easy to care for and doesn't require much effort, then this little friendly fellow is your man, or woman.
However, if you require more of a challenge like I do with my pets, then this is not the snake for you..
From LordJingle Apr 5 2015 9:53PM