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PostSubject: Finicky Eater   8/24/2011, 6:14 pm

Howdy all,

Alright, regardless of being one of the forum's resident snake wranglers, I have run into a dilema that I find rather distressing. I fed my snakes today, finally, but since the feed place I buy mice from was out of mice. . . again. . . I settled for a rat. After dispatching of the rat and freezing. I butchered it appropriately and divided the carcass into parts according to size of snake to be fed. When I tosses Bogatau (Whom I reclaimed from the thief) a rat leg, she wolfed it down in ten seconds flat, but turned down a second leg. But, and this is where the dilema comes in, when I offered Sparta (My baby Prairie Rattlesnake) a warmed piece of rat meat she didn't take it. She stuck it several times as I made it move around the cage as a live mouse might do but she never tried to eat it. Not even when I dropped it off the skewer and let it sit for a few minutes. Anyone know why this is and how it can be fixed? I really don't want to let Sparta go but I will if I need to. Any advice? Thanks all!
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PostSubject: Re: Finicky Eater   8/24/2011, 8:42 pm

Try using live?
BTW, has Jim been in touch with you yet mate?
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PostSubject: Re: Finicky Eater   8/25/2011, 5:00 am

did you split the rat up because its too big for em?
do they normally eat pieces?
i would try appropriately sized full mice next time your supplier has mice.(i dont know how big your snakes are).check your temps and if fails go with the live.

like inverts snakes refuse food sometimes especially if its near shedding.

dude i read about that thief.wtf?! who was it?howd you find out? did you disembowel them?

glad you got your snake friend back,id be heated.what kind of piece of trash does that sort of thing man.?bs
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PostSubject: Re: Finicky Eater   8/27/2011, 9:15 am

I did have the rat split into pieces because I do not have access to anything small enough to feed her live right now. Otherwise AI would have just given her a pinkie and been done with it. :\ Any other possibilities?



Peloquin: Yes, I spoke with Jim yesterday.
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PostSubject: Re: Finicky Eater   9/2/2011, 10:16 pm

yeah if you dont have access to smaller prey,do what you gotta do.
you can always order some f/t online get some long hemostats and do the zombie dance. What a Face

how small are they?
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