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    1st Rat

    Welp, my boy took down his 1st rat last night without issue. We breaking records on the daily over here.


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    What a good snake! But you get credit too, helping him settle in so fast.

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    Good stuff! I tried making the switch last night, without success. I got the "sniff, sniff... turned away... that is not a mouse" response.
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    Re: 1st Rat

    Quote Originally Posted by fadingdaylight View Post
    Good stuff! I tried making the switch last night, without success. I got the "sniff, sniff... turned away... that is not a mouse" response.


    I will be trying the switch this Friday also. Fingers crossed
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    For those trying, go to the pet store and get used mice bedding and let the rats run around in it for a few hours. This worked great for my two guys.

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    I'm about to switch over this week , she's been taking jumbo mice for the last 10 weeks since I got her

    I purchase 10 frozen each purchase online but this delivery the rats are black ,

    Hope the change to rats plus the colour change won't be too much of a difference .
    Last edited by Rufus73; 04-10-2019 at 08:14 AM.

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    Congrats on your snake eating! I always love to see a ball python eat as mine just came off a 7 month strike from eating, so a eating ball python is a nice sight to see.

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    Re: 1st Rat

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    What a good snake! But you get credit too, helping him settle in so fast.
    Thanks! Yea, he was on "live" when I got him last December, then I went straight to F/T mice for 4 months and now we're doin' the "rat" thang. He's such a good boy.

    Quote Originally Posted by fadingdaylight View Post
    Good stuff! I tried making the switch last night, without success. I got the "sniff, sniff... turned away... that is not a mouse" response.
    Thank ya! That's what I was afraid of. Hope my new girl (Blade Clown) is as easy as my Pastel. (fingers crossed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodie View Post
    I will be trying the switch this Friday also. Fingers crossed
    Good luck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Danger noodles View Post
    For those trying, go to the pet store and get used mice bedding and let the rats run around in it for a few hours. This worked great for my two guys.
    Great advice! Thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus73 View Post
    I'm about to switch over this week , she's been taking jumbo mice for the last 10 weeks since I got her

    I purchase 10 frozen each purchase online but this delivery the rats are black ,

    Hope the change to rats plus the colour change won't be too much of a difference .
    Good luck! Keep us posted!

    Quote Originally Posted by Valyndris View Post
    Congrats on your snake eating! I always love to see a ball python eat as mine just came off a 7 month strike from eating, so a eating ball python is a nice sight to see.
    Thanks!! Glad to hear the strike is finally over! That's a good stretch, 7 months.

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    So the switch she came out had a few sniffs thought this isn't a mouse and it's the wrong colour ,went back in her hide and totally blanked it .
    I put the weaner rat in her tank and left her alone and went to bed

    Woke up the next morning and the rat had gone so I'm taking that as a win .

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    Re: 1st Rat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus73 View Post
    So the switch she came out had a few sniffs thought this isn't a mouse and it's the wrong colour ,went back in her hide and totally blanked it .
    I put the weaner rat in her tank and left her alone and went to bed

    Woke up the next morning and the rat had gone so I'm taking that as a win .
    Absolutely a win, congrats!
    - Jason


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