So my girlfriend has been wanting a Rough Neck Green Snake for years now and only recently did I find a breeder who managed to produce captive bred Smooth Green Snakes. While not the same species I know their setups, food needs, ect are basically the same. And I’ve done a fair amount of research off and on through the years about keeping these guys, but I do have a couple questions.
Is there a superior food item to feed babies and then also adults? Everything I’ve read says “soft bodies” insects and then I’m unsure if the most common food items (crickets for instance) is the best. Could small earthworms be better? Caterpillars? Just looking for advice on the optimal food for such a small and specialized eater.
UVB or no UVB? It’s honestly been a mixed bag when it comes to if these guys need UVB specifically other than just access to a day/night cycle either by natural light or artificial. And if they do would putting their tank in a window be the same or is the only way being a special UVB bulb?
Enclosure size… Being arboreal we are gonna get some kind of tall enclosure/tank with ample climbing and hiding spots. My main concern is size. Do these snakes do better with a lot of space with room to stretch out fully or are they the kind of snake that needs a small space?