Green snakes are small, dainty snakes with a beautiful emerald color. They are gently and easy to handle but can be very quick. Size ranges from 2 to 3 feet in length and can live up to 15 years.
Diet should consist of crickets, mealworms, or superworms that are gut loaded for a well balanced diet. Things to remember when feeding your green snake, feed once or twice a week, sprinkle food with calcium and a multi-vitamin supplement.
Housing can be an aquarium with a screen lid on top, there are lots of ideas out there for decorations but use a mulch for the substrate or coconut fiber or sphagnum moss. Provide a hiding large enough for your snake to fit inside and a branch to climb on. Maintain 40 to 60% humidity for proper shedding.
Temperatures should be around 80 degrees and 70 for a cool end, you can use an incandescent light for the primary heat source and use an under tank heater for the secondary source. Provide 8 to 12 hours of light for their photoperiod needed for proper digestion.
Make sure you clean the habitat once a week with bleach and rinse completely. Snakes will regularly shed their skin so make sure you have good humidity.
Signs of a healthy animal is active and alert, clean eyes, eats regularly and often, healthy skin and shed in one complete piece. Red flags are vomiting lethargic and reluctant to eat, abnormal feces, bumps or spots, labored breathing, difficulty shedding, if any of these are spotted take to your local veterinarian immediately it means that your snake is sick.
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