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can i feed my snake fish?
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Old 09-10-2002, 06:55 PM   #1
aintlikeitl00ks
can i feed my snake fish?

i was thinkin since i live in the keys i can feed my snake live sardines in a little bowl in his tank... will he eat it?, does salt water harm the snake?
 
Old 09-10-2002, 07:37 PM   #2
Iris
corn snakes do not eat fish, crickets, etc.
rodents only, please

also this question doesn't belong in the photo gallery
 
Old 09-10-2002, 09:18 PM   #3
Jr Nimeskern
Yes I do agree with Iria that this subject shouldnt be in this section of the forum... but I dont agree with corns not eating fish... I know for a fact that they do... well at least I think they do... I use to feed my wild caught garter snakes little feeder goldfish... and they use to gobble them up... Im not sure abuot the nutrion that will come out of fish... but I would highly suggest that you stay with small mammels... if you think that food is expensive then order some f/t over the internet... you can get pinkys for about 18cents at RodentPro.com!!!
 
Old 09-10-2002, 09:21 PM   #4
bmm
of course

Your garters ate fish. Most all garters eat fish as part of the diet. And most garters in captivity are fed fish. But cornsnakes are not nearly the same thing as Garter Snakes.

Mice is all the need, and all they really should be eating. Other food items can cause issues.

bmm
 
Old 09-10-2002, 10:00 PM   #5
Jr Nimeskern
Bmm thanks for clearing that up... I havent even thought about feeding my corns fish... but now that I know I def! will not think about it!!! ...
 
Old 09-10-2002, 10:13 PM   #6
bmm
heheeh

Do you keep Garters anymore???

I have never really liked them but so many people keep them their must be a reason!

bmm
 
Old 09-11-2002, 11:22 AM   #7
Jimmy C.
Hey,
Iris and Jr, I am looking at the top of this thread and it says Husbandry and basic care so I think that it is ok that this question is in this section.
As for Corns eating fish. I have often thought about this. I think in the wild they are oppertunistic (spell) feeders. I know that they eat lizards,rodents and even small birds. I have even seen a documentory where one was stalking a bat. So who knows. Why not fish or tadpoles.
Is there anyone out there that has studied Corns in the wild? Maybe you can shed some light on this matter.
Jimmy C.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 11:25 AM   #8
Jimmy C.
Oh yeah- Aintlikeitlooks,
I wouldn't go with sardines if we find out that they do eat fish. I would try feeder fish from a pet store.
To be safe stick with rodents.
Jimmy C.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 11:50 AM   #9
Neil
No where have I seen written that fish is an acceptable food for a corn. Older corns feed almost exclusivly on rodents and birds etc and the ocassional lizard. I've never heard fish mentioned so I wouldn't recommend even trying.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 03:39 PM   #10
aintlikeitl00ks
all right thanx
 

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