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    Posted: 25 Mar 2005 at 6:38pm

How would you suggest that I add some variety to a ribbon snakes diet? I know that they will take earthworms, crickets, small fish etc...

The guy in the store told me he has only fed it with pinkies, what do you suggest?

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Hi Ross, not a dig but this isn't really a pet orientated site, you might get a better response from a different forum.

Someone might know better but I would have thought if the snake takes pinkies there wouldn't be a need to vary his diet as they are whole animals and should contain all the nutrients needed. It might be advisable to give a vit/mineral supplement but as I've not kept ribbon snakes I can't really advise.

Hope that helps a little.

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I apologise wholeheartedly, believe me when I say that I'm not in the habit of keeping anything other than a dog as a pet! However if you saw the conditions that the snake was kept in then each and every member of this forum would have purchised it also!
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I keep a few reptiles and amphibians though most are non-natives removed from the wild at one point or another or re-homes. I haven't a problem with people keeping anything as a pet if they know how to look after it and care for its welfare. I just think some of the more pet orientated forums would give a quicker and more knowledgable response. Try

http://www.livefoodshop.co.uk/forum

Don't be put off by the name, the forum is for keepers of exotics and not about livefood :0)

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Thank you!
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Hi again Ross,

One bit of advice if the snake has been kept in poor conditions get a poop sample to a good exotics vet ASAP. There is a real risk that internal parasites may have built up that could be lethal. A quick check over at the vets at the same time will do no harm. If you need a list of exotic vets I can probably find a web link.

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Thanks for the advice! I will do that!

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