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Old 05-10-04, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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found a blind snake in my house

Its the coolest thing i came home from work to my wife telling me she had a found a snake that ended up being a texas blind snake. Im thinking of just letting him go but wanted to know if it was even possible to properly take care of one. If it is ive always wanted one and to find one in my home up in a powder holder in my babys room must be a sign rite. Ill let i go if i cant take care of it rite but if anyone knows some basics on care for it id like to keep it. thnx
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Old 05-10-04, 06:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know much about the care of a texas wild snake, but I would let it go. It's unfair to take any animal out of the wild and then shove it into a little box. I'm sure you would take really good care of the animal but unless it is injured and you are trying to nurse it back to health, it really is unfair to the animal because you would never be able to provide the same amount of space that the animal used to have. It used to be able to roam the country side and now your going to restrict it to a tank. I know there are WC species out there and people do keep them, but I think most people try to avoid WC animals not because they are harder to keep but more because it's unfair to keep an animal that once lived in the Wild, now contained in a captive enviornment.

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Blind snakes generally eat termite and ant larvae (not fire ants). They are real easy to keep if you can provide that food, but whats the point? You'd never see it. They spend their entire lives buried in the substrate. The only time they really come out is during the spring rains when the ground gets saturated. They often make their way up water pipes and are found in bathrooms and kitchens.

Cooler temperatures, moist but not wet soil substrate. It wouldn't really need any other cage furniture.

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Old 05-10-04, 11:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i could provide the food but like you said what is the point since they stay mostly below the surface i let him go this morning. they will always be my favorite snake tho
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