Animal Stories - Rough Green Snake

Animal-World Information about: Rough Green Snake

   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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Cris - 2019-09-08
I’m trying to buy a Opheodrys aestivus I really wanted one but there are hard to find so please tell me if you have one

Cris - 2019-09-08
I’m trying to buy a Opheodrys aestivus I really like them I always wanted one but there hard to find so please message me

Terri Bloxom House - 2016-02-21
This was the very first snake I ever had and what made me fall in love with snakes as a child.  My dad brought home two rough green snakes that he found while out hunting.  Once I held them, I was addicted.  I would love to own one again someday.  I currently own 16 corn snakes and 12 Kenyan sand boas which I also breed.  Please keep in mind that, as the article suggests, these are typically not good starter snakes for begginer snake owners.  The best snakes for beginners would be the corn snake and the Kenyan sand boa.  There are also a few other snakes that would also fall into that catergory, but always do your research when purchasing a new pet of any kind.  Make sure you know and have all you need before making the purchase to make sure your pet has the best chance at a long healthy life.  

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.
  • Terri Bloxom House - 2016-02-21
    You can also use a heat mat though it's probably better to use a heat lamp due to them being arboreal or to use both since they will also want to be on the floor of their vivarium. One thing you need to consider is not only having a thermometer but also connecting your heat lamp and/or mat to a thermostat. The thermostat is very important to help regulate the temperature in your vivarium.  Make sure to vary their diet and never ever use wild caught insects since they may have been subjected to insecticides which could harm your pet snake.  
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.
Anonymous - 2011-10-12
Snakes are cool!

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.

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 ...
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.
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?