Need advice. I went to the gulf shores of Louisiana last week to get my kids and bring them back up north because of Ivan. When we got up here, my youngest gave me a 3 inch baby ringneck for my birthday. It must have just hatched. She found it when we were loading up the car. I've been researching all day and learning a lot about it. But I can't find what I should feed one that small.
Grandma wouldn't let it in the car when they took the kids back. Any and all suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm ready to go to the pet shop tomorrow and get what ever is needed. Thanks. Support the ones who protect and serve before you need their service and protection.
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You shouldn't have kept it.
That's all I have to say about this Emotion: stick out tongue
Need advice. I went to the gulf shores of Louisiana last week to get my kids and bring them back ... would be greatly appreciated. I'm ready to go to the pet shop tomorrow and get what ever is needed. Thanks.

Google for "ringneck snake care sheet".
Cindy
I totally agree, Kris. The problem is that we had already reached the other end of the state when I recieved this little surprise from my 10 y/o daughter and she has been informed about the error of her ways. All I want is to keep it alive until I can get it back down there.
I must admit the little critter is absolutely adorable and I am getting attached. It's drinking water now and I'm keeping a journal and taking pictures. I can't believe how wide it can open it's little mouth.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.
Thanks, Cindy. The info was very helpful. Wish me luck.

Rhonda's Little Sister
Salamander tails.
If you can obtain them, fresh off the salamander, it'll eat them as they wriggle in front of it. Red-backed salamanders become very common in the north in fall as the ground cools. Also, any tiny insects (no ants or centipedes) that you might find under leaf litter or logs would be appropriate food.
They need to be kept fairly moist as juveniles. Pine bark mulch should hold the moisture adequately.
Good luck. They can be difficult.
Kurt Schatzl
http://www.neherp.com
Massachusetts, USA
Okay... I can understand then Emotion: smile Children Emotion: smile
I know many people that have wild lizards that are doing fine in captivity. I am only pretty against it.
I don't know how it is in the US, but here in Belgium and Europe reptiles are getting pretty scarce, they should get better protected over here.

K.
Thanks Kirk! That never crossed my mind. Would the tails from green anoles or skinks work? I'm in northern Louisiana and anoles are everywhere. We're constantly catching them in our houses and putting them back outside or in the sun room.
Thanks to all who are helping out.
Rhonda's Little Sister
Need advice. I went to the gulf shores of Louisiana last week to get mykids and bring them back up ... get what ever is needed. Thanks. Support the ones who protect and serve before you need their service and protection.[/nq]If you are in northern Louisiana, you should be able to release it. Their habitat extends up into that area. I have a ringneck as well, but its 12 inches long. Mine eats nightcrawlers and little skinks. You can try cutting the nightcrawler into pieces, or try really little skinks or skink tails. You might try catching a skink and using it to scent a piece of a nightcrawler as well.

I suggest you give the little guy a leaf or something to hide under in whatever container you decide to feed it in (if you feed it outside of its normal living container). I feed mine in a small critter-keeper with one leaf for it to hide under if it wants. I usually leave it alone for an hour or two, late at night. They seem to feed better at night. Good luck!

griffin
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