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SNAKES: all snakes eat meat with no exceptions. Below is appropriate snake food items.

rodents: mice, rats, hamsters, or gerbils. Most snakes will eat one of these. There are sizes available from newborn (pinks) to very large (jumbo). It is safer for the snake to offer rodents pre-killed or frozen/thawed.

rabbits: are for large boas and pythons.

fowl: chicken or pheasant. Many large boas and anacondas eat this. There are two sizes (chick and adult).

fish: feeder goldfish, tuffies, guppies, or minnows are taken by garter and water snakes.

"bugs": some snakes will eat crickets or mealwoms. Earthworms (not red wigglers) are good food for garters.

reptiles and amphibians: some snakes (like kingsnakes) will eat other reptiles. This should only be allowed if neccassary to keep the snake from starving. A small anole lizard can be used for this. Please do not use "feeder garters"! Using a reptile as a food source for another should only be temporary until the snake will eat mice. Many snakes will also eat amphibians such as tadpoles, frogs, or toads.

LIZARDS: lizards can be carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores.

---for carnivores---

rodents: rodents are accepted by large monitor-type lizards.

insects: such as crickets, mealworms, waxworms, silkworms, or fruit flies. These are taken by leopard geckos and similar lizards. Make sure to gut-load crickets before offering them to your lizard.

---for herbivores---

leafy greens: such as mustard, collard, turnip, parsley, kale, and dandelion. Iguanas and similar lizards like this

---for omnivores---

Feed the above insects and leafy green to omnivores like bearded dragons.