My friend has a Ball Python that he wants to trade for my Albino Corn Snake. The only problem is that he feeds his live rats and I won't be able to do that. I need to know if there are any problems with switching from Live to frozen.
There can be plenty of problems. Has this guy tried frozen thawed? I had a pastel het clown who would flee from a frozen rat... I pulled it out, placed a live one in, and it struck and constricted, then consumed as if it hadn't seen a rodent in months...
They can be quite picky. Getting them to eat what you want them to eat can be quite frustrating. I'd say keep your corn, tell him to sell or re-home his ball python, and get a BP who is already taking f/t .
Originally Posted by reixox
BPs are like pokemon. you tell yourself you're not going to get sucked in. but some how you just gotta catch'em all.
There may be no issue, there may be many. Bp's are known to be picky. Some will only take rats and others will only take mice. Some will only take live and some will only hit pre killed, and others will eat anything put in front of them. Is it possible to try the switch before the trade? If so read up on proper feeding of F/T methods and ways of switching them over if you arent already familiar with them and give it a shot. Only way to know for sure is to try.