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PostSubject: I have two live pinkies   2/21/2008, 5:53 pm

My snake refuses to eat them
Should I freeze them?
It's colder outside then in the freezer. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/21/2008, 5:54 pm

Do you know its illegal to feed live animals to snakes....not that im being a poo poo about you feeding your snakes....
well thats what the RSPCA says...

I would kill them if its not going to eat them live

or give them a nice warm bed and feed them and love them and care for them

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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/21/2008, 6:11 pm

That's the RSPCA -- We have to follow the ASPCA, and as far as I'm aware, they don't say anything about feeding pet reptiles. And pinkies are too young to raise without a mom.

If the snake won't eat live, then try freezing and see if it accepts that. Some people debate about the least-cruel method to dispatch mammalian feeders, but unless you have a spare CO2 generator laying around, this is probably your best bet.

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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/21/2008, 6:13 pm

It's not illegal.
I was going to buy frozen but the owner said there was only live as of then.

I was going to wait, but my snake had not eaten in a while. It's getting annoying with not eating.

So now I have two. Should I leave them outside?

And there's people living in constant suffrage out there in the world, when I think of that, a mouse isn't that big a deal to me.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/21/2008, 6:14 pm

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That's the RSPCA -- We have to follow the ASPCA, and as far as I'm aware, they don't say anything about feeding pet reptiles. And pinkies are too young to raise without a mom.

If the snake won't eat live, then try freezing and see if it accepts that. Some people debate about the least-cruel method to dispatch mammalian feeders, but unless you have a spare CO2 generator laying around, this is probably your best bet.
I think I will.
If I wanted to go out, I'd pick freezing. CO2 gets your heart rate up and I hate that.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/21/2008, 9:49 pm

freeze them and then try again in a couple o'days
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/21/2008, 9:57 pm

break the neck. Fast and quick with your thumb.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 1:19 am

If I were you I would toss them in a big ziplock bag and put them in the freezer. In a week or two thaw one and try to feed your snake.

Is you snake pre-molt? I'm sure you know what this is but sometimes you don't see it coming. My snake didn't really show any signs, she then ate a fuzzy and shed that night.

Snakes are much like scorpions in the fact that they can go forever without eating. Tests have proved that a healthy snake will live over a year without food. Don't stress out over this too much.

So what kind of snake is it?

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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 1:22 am

Another thing about pinkies, is that they don't produce a whole lot of heat. I found that thawing with scorching hot water for about 15-20 minutes usually gets the snake to grab it real fast.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 8:39 am

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break the neck. Fast and quick with your thumb.
-EDDY
They don't really have a neck. And I can hear their heart beat from far away.



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If I were you I would toss them in a big ziplock bag and put them in the freezer. In a week or two thaw one and try to feed your snake.

Is you snake pre-molt? I'm sure you know what this is but sometimes you don't see it coming. My snake didn't really show any signs, she then ate a fuzzy and shed that night.

Snakes are much like scorpions in the fact that they can go forever without eating. Tests have proved that a healthy snake will live over a year without food. Don't stress out over this too much.

So what kind of snake is it?
I froze them.
Well, my guy has not shed since December(That I saw) so that worried me for a while but then I just assumed he shed in pieces due to the low humidity. Corn snake.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 9:08 am

How big are your corns? On my corns I had to put the pinkie in a deli cup with the corn and leave it for a little while before they would eat.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 11:35 am

Mine's easy -- all I have to do is run a frozen under hot water for a couple minutes and he takes it without problem.

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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 3:07 pm

Mine used to take it from October to January no problem ,then I started having problems.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 5:49 pm

Could be because he is trying to hybernate. Mine have gone off food at these times of years also.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 7:53 pm

Ziploc, freeze em, heat em up (don't use the microwave unless you feel like cleaning em up after they explode)

Just make sure it's kind of warm when you try to feed em (I'm sure you know that).
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/22/2008, 9:24 pm

Yes.
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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/23/2008, 4:22 am

when we looked after my neighbours corn snake we were given a bag of frozen pinkies. boiled the kettle and put it in a cup for a few minutes and the snake ate it fine.

about the RSPCA, i think it only meant live running about mice as its classed as "Animal fighting" but is acceptable if snake wont eat dead or still food. sorry i got on my soap box earlier

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PostSubject: Re: I have two live pinkies   2/23/2008, 9:52 am

*Connie* wrote:
Do you know its illegal to feed live animals to snakes....not that im being a poo poo about you feeding your snakes....
well thats what the RSPCA says...

I would kill them if its not going to eat them live

or give them a nice warm bed and feed them and love them and care for them

xxxx



Only UK have does weird rules about that, you cant keep Buthida and stuff like that, i thougt denmark had weird rules untill i heard about UK rules Very Happy
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