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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    Very true. I guess maybe I'm too used to my adult, who eats like a garbage truck regardless of what I'm feeding him and when. I will try again tonight, I'm getting too overzealous

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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    Try and get a cheap hairdryer , plug it in next to the Viv.
    Wait until evening Wait until it's settled under a hide .
    Have the thawed mouse ready in tongs ... hot blast for 10 to 15 seconds then INSTANTLY dangle the mouse in front of the hide entrance ....they usually take it under first time but yours may take 6 or 7 attempts . If there is any interest shown , even a tongue flicker then that's your cue to keep trying ...


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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoons View Post
    Very true. I guess maybe I'm too used to my adult, who eats like a garbage truck regardless of what I'm feeding him and when. I will try again tonight, I'm getting too overzealous

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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Try and get a cheap hairdryer , plug it in next to the Viv.
    Wait until evening Wait until it's settled under a hide .
    Have the thawed mouse ready in tongs ... hot blast for 10 to 15 seconds then INSTANTLY dangle the mouse in front of the hide entrance ....they usually take it under first time but yours may take 6 or 7 attempts . If there is any interest shown , even a tongue flicker then that's your cue to keep trying ...


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    I second the hairdryer trick and what's been said about feeding at night. Also make sure it's a small enough mouse since she's so tiny. Hopefully she'll go for it.
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    Idk if this is a common occurrence but my guy when he was also very underweight and distressed refused to even acknowledge a pinkie mouse so I got a small rat pup and tried again and he took it within 15 seconds
    I used the hair dryer trick and tongs to dance the pup outside of his hide. And yeah I offered after the sunset

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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    No luck with frozen overnight. Next step, I'll try a live fuzzy. Stubborn little snake.

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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    Still think it's too early to go to live feeding as it's gonna be tough going back ..

    I'd at least try my hairdryer trick following the method carefully.


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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    I did, I picked one up yesterday and tried once it was dark. I even covered 3 sides of the tank on brown paper and turned on only the light in the adjacent room to see by. Tried 7-8 times, and then left it in the hide entryway over night

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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoons View Post
    I did, I picked one up yesterday and tried once it was dark. I even covered 3 sides of the tank on brown paper and turned on only the light in the adjacent room to see by. Tried 7-8 times, and then left it in the hide entryway over night

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    Ok .. as long as you'd got it in front of his nose whilst it was still warm .
    My concern is that some take too long and the mouse cools so quickly .

    Was he in his hide or outside incidentally??


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    Re: Brought home a severely underweight BP baby. Please help me get her back on track

    Inside. I've not yet seen her outside of it. If I lift the hide to check on her she goes into panic mode and does everything she can to hide so I didn't think it was wise to lift the hide and offer like that, she's incredibly shy. But, she was curled fairly close to the opening and thus gave me an ok view and she didn't budge an inch when I offered.

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