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Re: Baby Ringneck snake
Well, it won't eat crickets for one, don't bother trying them. For 2, you need to know which sub-species you have in order to know what to feed it. Ringneck snakes across the U.S. eat a variety of different prey, and each sub-species has their own favorite or preferred prey item. I am currently maintaing about 20 ringneck snakes, 2 of which are babies, and there are 4 sub-species in my collection. My Northern Ringneck snakes, which both are babies, take worms from my hand and will also eat salamander tails. My Southern Ringneck snakes, which are all adults, go crazy over fish or worms placed into their enclosure, but they will also gladly take an anole or frog with no fuss. My Regal Ringneck snake, which is an adult, will only eat other snakes and lizards. My NorthWestern Ringneck snakes, will take snakes, frogs, lizards, skinks, salamanders and worms.
A ringneck snake as small as yours, if it's a Northern Ringneck snake, will prey mainly on small worms and slugs in the wild. if it's a Southern Ringneck snake it will prey on small worms and ant larvae.
Before you attempt to feed it, you need to leave it alone for a week, giving it lots of water and total privacy, then try and feed it.
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