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    Pumpkin Pie progression thread

    sooo this was an interesting first successful feeding!!!

    it's been 9 days since this little man came home, and with two feedings being unsuccessful i was starting to think he was going to need the Deb treatment of a 6qt bin. buuuut take a look at this!!!

    he seemed super spooked by the feeders every feeding and it was starting to worry me, but he always seemed to show interest. tonight was no different, but i decided (without thinking tbh) to try a different approach. i picked him up out of his bin and held the feeder right up to him. he seemed to catch the scent and starting focusing on the prey, and he struck!!! but missed...i continued to wiggle the feeder and got him to strike again, and he nailed it!!!

    i gently set him down and stepped back, watching from afar. i'm very happy to say that he has eaten! i didn't really expect what happened to work, but i can't complain!

    way to go, Pumpkin! here's to many, many more successful feedings.
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    Precious boy. Can't wait to see more photos of him -- pieds are just so, so pretty. much aesthetic. wow. lol.
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    Re: Pumpkin Pie progression thread

    Awe congrats! I'm so happy you were able to get him to eat! And I love the name, it suits him well lol I can't wait to see more ^-^

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    Re: Pumpkin Pie progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    sooo this was an interesting first successful feeding!!!

    it's been 9 days since this little man came home, and with two feedings being unsuccessful i was starting to think he was going to need the Deb treatment of a 6qt bin. buuuut take a look at this!!!

    he seemed super spooked by the feeders every feeding and it was starting to worry me, but he always seemed to show interest. tonight was no different, but i decided (without thinking tbh) to try a different approach. i picked him up out of his bin and held the feeder right up to him. he seemed to catch the scent and starting focusing on the prey, and he struck!!! but missed...i continued to wiggle the feeder and got him to strike again, and he nailed it!!!

    i gently set him down and stepped back, watching from afar. i'm very happy to say that he has eaten! i didn't really expect what happened to work, but i can't complain!

    way to go, Pumpkin! here's to many, many more successful feedings.
    Congratulations!!

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    Re: Pumpkin Pie progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Starscream View Post
    Precious boy. Can't wait to see more photos of him -- pieds are just so, so pretty. much aesthetic. wow. lol.
    he's beautiful, and is such a well-tempered boy. it's nice to have a new baby that isn't a brat (sorry Coffee Bean ).
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    Awe congrats! I'm so happy you were able to get him to eat! And I love the name, it suits him well lol I can't wait to see more ^-^

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    i'm happy, too! and i can't believe my "method" actually worked lol. i wouldn't recommend it, but i could tell he needed some real guidance probably because he was fed live.

    people kept suggesting Pumpkin and it really grew on me. he's my little punkin'!!!
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    thank you!!! it's always such a big relief when they eat that first meal.
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    Re: Pumpkin Pie progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    he's beautiful, and is such a well-tempered boy. it's nice to have a new baby that isn't a brat (sorry Coffee Bean ).i'm happy, too! and i can't believe my "method" actually worked lol. i wouldn't recommend it, but i could tell he needed some real guidance probably because he was fed live.

    people kept suggesting Pumpkin and it really grew on me. he's my little punkin'!!! thank you!!! it's always such a big relief when they eat that first meal.
    I know that feel.. You are like yes yes they ate...

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    Re: Pumpkin Pie progression thread

    Congrats! An odd meathod but whatever works
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    good job! i've seen/heard of a method of one breeder picking up his picky eaters when offering prey. pick 'em up by the lower-third/tail and hoist them and offer food. kinda like GTP style. maybe i'll try that w/ some of my lil ones.

    also i thought u were gonna name him Pineapple.

    Edit: Happy National Pasta Day! aka Spaghetti Day. be sure to wish your lil one Happy Spaghetti Day!
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    Re: Pumpkin Pie progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ax01 View Post
    good job! i've seen/heard of a method of one breeder picking up his picky eaters when offering prey. pick 'em up by the lower-third/tail and hoist them and offer food. kinda like GTP style. maybe i'll try that w/ some of my lil ones.

    also i thought u were gonna name him Pineapple.

    Edit: Happy National Pasta Day! aka Spaghetti Day. be sure to wish your lil one Happy Spaghetti Day!
    that's interesting! i honestly didn't think it was a thing lol. i was just happy he ate! if he acts shy again i'll be doing it again to see if it helps.

    he was never gona be pineapple! i wanted a fall/seasonal name, hahahaha.

    also i'll be sure to let Spaghetti know! she gets a full tank cleaning today.
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    tonight is feeding night for the two youngsters!!! it will be Pumpkin's 4th feeding attempt (and hopefully 2nd successful feeding), and Coffee Bean will be offered her first rat (pup)! i'm posting now because i'm honestly too excited, and i'm hoping Pumpkin will take the feeder from his enclosure instead of me picking him up! i just want him to eat so i can handle him!!! I'M JUST VERY EXCITED!

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