My son wants to get a snake

Published on: March 19, 2021 • By: Poppy Rabbit ยท In Forum: Reptiles & Exotics
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Poppy Rabbit
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March 19, 2021 at 03:49pm
My son wants to get a snake - is there any way to avoid feeding them frozen mice?
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David Harris BVSc MRCVS
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March 19, 2021 at 04:38pm
Nutritionally, there is no reason that a complete carnivore diet couldn't be produced for a snake, as it is for cats - although I suspect it would comprise of ground up rodent-based foodstuffs anyway. However, I'm not aware of any that are on the market here in the UK - does anyone else know?
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itzelleb13
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March 26, 2021 at 11:06am
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chloexmoxam
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March 30, 2021 at 01:05pm
There are a brand called Reptilinks which are complete diets made for various reptiles including snakes. Only thing is they are not based in the UK and I'm not sure if they can be shipped as they need to be kept frozen until you need to use one. Have you ever considered getting an egg eating snake or garter snake? These are great species to keep if you're not keen on feeding mice. Egg eating snakes as their name suggests eats eggs such as quail eggs. Garter snakes eat Insects, and small fish
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Poppy Rabbit
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March 30, 2021 at 01:10pm
Thank you so much @cholexmox, where would you recommend getting one from please? Obviously if we get one we will read up on all their requirements
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chloexmoxam
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March 30, 2021 at 01:47pm
You're welcome. Depending on where you're located there's a few places to look for them :) There's Morph Market which is basically a website where reptile breeders can post what they have for sale. Majority of breeders on there do offer reptile courier where a registered animal courier will pick up the snake and drop them off at your house :) I'd also recommend having a look on Pets4Homes and Preloved (website or apps) as I've seen a few adverts for garter snakes on there located in Liverpool, Birmingham and Durham. Also have a look at your local reptile shops, I've noticed a fair few have started selling them now :)
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