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Old 09-12-17, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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California kingsnake question

I'm new to owning snakes, as well as to the forum, I was wondering if I can add a twist to my albino Cali Kings diet by adding your everyday lizard to the tank. Would this be harmful to him?
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Everyday lizard? Wild caught? Frozen/Thawed Anole or Leopard Gecko?
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Old 09-12-17, 09:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If it comes from the wild there's a big concerns with parasites which are very common on wild reptiles. Cheers
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Old 09-12-17, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's understandable, and yes I was asking about wild caught, I live in Florida and you can't go outside without damn near squashing one under your feet. May buy some frozen once in awhile to add a twist, hes still a baby so this was more for future reference as he'll be eating pinkies once a week for awhile.
As far as Cali Kings go I read there's not much needed to keeping one. Humidity apparently doesn't have to be maintained very strictly, I keep one end of the tank at the mid 70s and the other has an infrared noctural heating lamp keeping that side between 85-90 degrees. A small water reservoir kind of buried like an in ground pool in the repti bark, a few vines/shrubbery pieces he climbs through and a half log for a hidey hole. Does this sound good for a kingsnake?
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Got any pics? Sounds good, but a picture is worth a <fill in a number> words!

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That's understandable, and yes I was asking about wild caught, I live in Florida and you can't go outside without damn near squashing one under your feet. May buy some frozen once in awhile to add a twist, hes still a baby so this was more for future reference as he'll be eating pinkies once a week for awhile.
As far as Cali Kings go I read there's not much needed to keeping one. Humidity apparently doesn't have to be maintained very strictly, I keep one end of the tank at the mid 70s and the other has an infrared noctural heating lamp keeping that side between 85-90 degrees. A small water reservoir kind of buried like an in ground pool in the repti bark, a few vines/shrubbery pieces he climbs through and a half log for a hidey hole. Does this sound good for a kingsnake?
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Got any pics? Sounds good, but a picture is worth a <fill in a number> words!
Unfortunately images have to be links here I believe(or at least can't find out how to post a raw image) and when I try to post one off imagur I get an error message saying new posts are limited to a certain number of links
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I think you need five posts before posting an image, and there's just size limitations.
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Your links need to be surrounded by the "img" and end "/img" tags

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i think there is a link limit but offhand I don't know what it is.

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Unfortunately images have to be links here I believe(or at least can't find out how to post a raw image) and when I try to post one off imagur I get an error message saying new posts are limited to a certain number of links
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Sounds like your set up is good. I'd avoid wild caught lizards due to the parasite concerns, as mentioned above. F/T should be fine though. Looking forward to seeing some photos!
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Hopefully I'll be able to get them up soon, he's a beauty! Hes very aggressive at the moment which I'm assuming is due to a new environment and him being so small/vulnerable, struck at me while I was evening out some substrate and cleaning the bowl, even struck through the glass.ive only held him for a minute while transferring him to the cage but other than that I'm trying to wait a week or two to establish a feeding pattern, I just talk to him and slowly move my fingers by the glass in hopes to get him used to me
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He likes to burrow himself down into the repti bark
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