Animal Stories - Red-tailed Green Rat Snake

Animal-World Information about: Red-tailed Green Rat Snake

   These are beautiful snakes, but definitely are only a pet for the advanced snake keeper!
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john - 2012-08-15
hey, I'm releasing my wild caught ribbon snakes that I caught and cared for for 3 months and plan on getting a red tailed green rat snake or 2(preferably a male and a female) and I would like to breed them. I would like as much info as possible. Is lll reptiles a reliable dealer for this snake, I checked the website and they have it, but I have never ordered ANYTHING over the web, so please tell me asap.

donna - 2008-07-13
I have one that came into the pet store I work at. No one would handle him except me and it even bit a co-worker but once it settled down to the new place, it got very easy to handle although it had everyone leery of it. I finally brought it home and it's the sweetest snake I have ever had. My only problem is getting it to eat mice. It would rather have a bird but I'm finding it's very hard to find feeder birds for a snake. Any suggestions, I love this snake. Now if I could find out what sex it is and find birds for feeding...

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  • camille - 2010-06-12
    This is an old comment, but you could always buy a few feeder chicks to 'scent' your feeder mice with. The mouse will have the smell of bird on it, which may make it more appealing to the snake. People do this with Hognose snakes all the time, which eat toads and lizards as opposed to mice.
  • SSSimon - 2010-07-09
    Heat-up some raw chicken breast in warm water. Place it near the snake. If that doesn't work then dangle the chicken from a fishing rod and line (minus the hook of course) in front of it's face. Jiggle it if it won't bite. Just make sure the chicken breast is loosely fastened or thread through for easy line removal. This may take some practice. Good luck.
  • kosal - 2010-11-13
    First I would try uncle henrys a lot of free-er cheap unwanted animals to birds. I have 2 8-10 ft red tail boas and 2 ball pythons. They get really expensive to feed. So I had to find other ways. So I hope that can help a little bit.
Colin - 2009-03-17
jocob new hav u tried fresh killed mice or try cracking the skull open on the mice to expose the brains i had the same problem with some of my snakes and that worked

Reptile Solutions LLC - 2007-12-22
Just got a wild caught adult in. Very aggressive. Check out the site at for a pic soon.