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    Re: Should I take hide off while feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ogre View Post
    Not trying to derail the topic I just want to know what it is and why it's there.

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    I'm pretty sure it's sparkly decoration... LOL

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    Re: Should I take hide off while feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ogre View Post
    Not trying to derail the topic I just want to know what it is and why it's there.

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    Haha I was waiting for someone to ask about it. His name is Mochi and they were a dollar and kind of reminded me of Mochi lol. And mostly just pink decorations bc I'm a young girl who LOVES pink. You don't even wanna see how I decorated his insulation xD

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    Re: Should I take hide off while feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's sparkly decoration... LOL
    Cause he's cute and deserves cute things!! And sparkly things!

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    Re: Should I take hide off while feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
    As others have stated, let him be for a week to fully adapt to his new surroundings, smells etc..

    When feeding f/t make sure you are letting the rat thaw fully out. I'll explain what I do, which isn't the best if you have a lot of snakes but for a few it's not that difficult.

    I take what I plan on feeding out in the morning, or depending work this can vary. I thaw pinkies and fuzzies out together and anything past that I thaw out with the stuff with more hair, because the fuzzies and pinkies thaw out faster. I generally put in a ziploc bag, then I let it sit for an hour or two, which is more than enough but I usually try to do stuff in the meantime. If it's larger, then two or three hours. After that I run the sink with hot water let it warm up, I fill a yetti style up(ozark) up then I put the ziploc bag in the cup and put the lid on with the top zip part out and that way the heat stays in and it heats everything up nicely. I let it sit for 10-20 minutes and then I feed. Some of my snakes I can just grab the tail and dangle it in front of them, but then others I have to get it between the shoulder blades behind the head and make it seem like it's crawling. Hope this helps.
    Thank you! I'll try to see which way attracts Mochi the best!

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    My BP needed 3-weeks to acclimate, refused his first couple rats... now I dangle the rat in front of his hide and he quickly grabs it. So I wouldn't change anything...

    This works for me:
    - thaw rodent in ziplock in container of room temp water, 2-3 hours
    - then place rodent 5-6" under an incandescent bulb or heat lamp, 15-20 min per side until its surface/head temp is approx. 95-99F (using temp gun)

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    Should I take hide off while feeding?

    My Snake didn't eat the first time I presented food to him. He seemed more scared of it than hungry. I thought it was due to him being scared of the small rat so I got him an adult mouse which he took. Turns out, he was going into shed at the time, so he was basically just grumpy from being in shed. The next week, he ate a small rat like a champ.

    Just leave him for a week or two. He's probs just stressed out. Check for signs of shedding as that may be a culprit.
    A good feeder will eat with or without a hide. Mines will take food in or out of a hide

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    Re: Should I take hide off while feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's sparkly decoration... LOL
    Omg now I can't unsee pepperoni!
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    Re: Should I take hide off while feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissterDog View Post
    Omg now I can't unsee pepperoni!
    Okay honestly after he said that I could also see it!! xD but it looks less like pepperoni in person!! I sweeeear

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    Re: Should I take hide off while feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by vikingr View Post
    My BP needed 3-weeks to acclimate, refused his first couple rats... now I dangle the rat in front of his hide and he quickly grabs it. So I wouldn't change anything...

    This works for me:
    - thaw rodent in ziplock in container of room temp water, 2-3 hours
    - then place rodent 5-6" under an incandescent bulb or heat lamp, 15-20 min per side until its surface/head temp is approx. 95-99F (using temp gun)
    Okay! I don't thiiiiink he's getting ready to she'd but I am still a newbie. And thank you so much for the tips on heating

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    Re: Should I take hide off while feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinGatCat View Post
    My Snake didn't eat the first time I presented food to him. He seemed more scared of it than hungry. I thought it was due to him being scared of the small rat so I got him an adult mouse which he took. Turns out, he was going into shed at the time, so he was basically just grumpy from being in shed. The next week, he ate a small rat like a champ.

    Just leave him for a week or two. He's probs just stressed out. Check for signs of shedding as that may be a culprit.
    A good feeder will eat with or without a hide. Mines will take food in or out of a hide

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    I'm getting rat fuzzies on Saturday so I hope he'll take those! Thank you ^^

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