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    Question Best Snake For Gecko Person?

    I have always loved reptiles, and when I was younger would catch the wild snakes and turtles around my house and keep them for a few days. Now I have four crested geckos... And I want a snake. I was wondering what snakes you guys would recommend to a teenage crestie keeper?
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    How about a western hognose?

    They're curious, cute little snakes. Their patterns and colors are very pretty, the normals look like little rattlers! Most adults will take unscented f/t. They don't get very large, particularly the males, and they're generally very docile... and yet, active and entertaining! They have such big personalities for such little snakes!

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    What do they eat?

    Edit: I looked it up and I found out they can't really be healthy on insects alone. Are there any snakes who would eat primarily insects?
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    No, no. You can't feed a hognose insects and expect it to survive, let alone thrive. You didn't specify an insect eating snake lol.

    There are some snakes that eat earthworms, but I've never kept one and couldn't tell you off the top of my head what they are. Sorry :/
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    Rough green snakes (Opheodrys aestivus) will eat primarily insects and are a pretty neat snake to keep. You can find them at Petco every once in a while. They need to be fed fairly often as they are active animals, but for a gecko keeper this shouldn't be a problem Hope this helps.

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    How much do they usually cost?
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    It depends on if you want wild caught or domestically bred.

    Rough greens are something you really need to read up on before you get them, too. They're insectivores, yes, but they need some specific things. Here's a care sheet. http://www.redtailboa.net/forums/sna...een-snake.html

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    Is there a reason you want an insectivorous snake? Just don't want to deal with rodents or something?

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    Might check into garter snakes too. If your problem is feeding mice, anyway. Garters can be fed a diet of certain kinds of fish, fish fillets and earth worms. They are very active and can make great pets. They don't eat crickets or other hard shelled bugs.
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    I agree with garter snakes being another option. They come in a variety of colors too, including blue and red. Check out the localities. Also, if you want an interesting captive Nerodia is a fun one. The water snakes can and will eat a diet of fish.

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