Gopher Snake Care Sheet Archived Comments

I have kept snakes for the past 14 years and have never fed any of them in their enclosure I have always done it in a separate tank. I have taken on s

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I have kept snakes for the past 14 years and have never fed any of them in their enclosure I have always done it in a separate tank. I have taken on snakes that people have been feeding in their enclosure and they have become aggressive every time they have gone to pick them up. After a couple of months I have been able to handle them without any problems.
Posted by Anonymous, May 3, 2019 04:59 PM

“it’s gotten colder and I usually keep my heater on… but the heater isn’t allowed to stay on while I’m at school.
I think he realized it’s getting colder and started preparing for winter.
I feed him every Saturday
but now it’s every other Saturday…
I offer frozen/thawed (and yes I am thawing the mice all the way😂)
Any ideas?
Posted by Xeries, Jan 15, 2018 04:37 PM


“hey whats up guys. my gopher snake hasn’t eaten for about two weeks now. he just shed his skin and he is usually nipping at my fingers because he is so hungry but he just started to turn up his meals. hes not sick and doesn’t seem to have any parasites so i am just wondering what you would recommend i do to get him to eat again.

i haven’t tried live mice. would that make a difference?
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 28, 2017 06:36 PM

I have had my Gophers for about a year now. They were pet store bought but were wild born. Of all my snakes, they are the only two that live together in the same enclosure. They were together when I bought them and noticed that they are calmer when together. Anytime I get only one out, it wants back with the other. Both out at the same time and everything is cool with them. They are separated when feeding though so one, randomly, will always be fed in its home. With that said, there are a few point I would like to make. Gophers will eat and eat if offered food. They will over eat. The store where I got them never had Gophers and was feeding them 6 hoppers each a week. They have been cut back to two every other week and up size-wise to large/medium mice now. They still look for more! Don’t over feed them! Even being wild born, they are very docile especially compared to my Albino Bull. He has been a turd for the last year and has been hissing anytime you get near his cage. Point being, even though closely related, Gophers are more docile than Bulls. If they do strike, Gophers tend to do it closed mouthed and hit you with their nose, while Bulls go opened mouth. Now my most docile snake is a wild caught Desert King. Even when being caught for the first time, he has never acted defensive and has never tried to ‘run’ from me. Though, don’t confuse a Desert King with a California King. Their temperament is totally different! California’s can be turds. The next up from that (not by much) is my Ball Pythons. They are sweet as can be from my 1-1/2 footer all the way to my 3-1/2 footer. I am giving this info for anyone new at choosing a snake. Choice between Gopher or Bull, go Gopher.
Posted by JasonAP, Jul 8, 2017 11:56 PM

Hi my snake eyes are light blue is he sick
Posted by Anonymous, Nov 9, 2016 02:54 AM

So I used to own a full grown male corn snake who has since escaped into our yard. My mother forgot to put his locks back on. His tank is a thirty gallon tank, I believe. His tank is two feet and about two to three inches in length, and one foot in width. Could I fit a gopher snake in this tank?
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 16, 2016 10:49 AM


I feed my snakes in there cage all the time and have had snakes over 30 years only been bite 3 times
Posted by Anonymous, Apr 3, 2016 08:34 PM

You cannot feed a snake outside of its enclosure. Because handling it to put it back in cause make it think you’re trying to feed them more, plus handling after feeding can interrupt digestion which is risky and can cause regurgitation. Feed your snake inside their tank, then wait a day (two or more is best) before handling them again.
Posted by Anonymous, Feb 19, 2016 12:32 PM

Can I put a gopher snake in a 10 gallon tank? I’m a beginner so I don’t really know also does it need any special heating or lighting?
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 16, 2015 04:40 PM