Garter snakes are a great smaller snake species. The species is endemic to the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. Their care is equivalent to other garter species. Their length ranges from 12-24 inches, with females larger than males. They are communal, and do well with more than one snake, but a larger enclosure will be needed. A large source of water that they can submerge in is appreciated, as they are often found around bodies of water in the wild. Garters will readily take and prefer non-rodent prey such as earthworms, pieces of salmon or tilapia, and crickets.