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    Re: Feeding Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Spike4179 View Post
    Yeah I did everything that you said I didnt feed until night in a darkened room. I let the mouse dethaw inside the room on top of the enclosure. Then I heated up to about 100 degrees. Then I stuck the nose of the mouse into the hide she struck at it but didnt latch. I repeated the steps of heating it up with a hair dryer each time she would strike at it but never take it she struck at it at least 7 separate times until I got frustrated from exhaustion from the long day and gave up and just left it in the enclosure for the rest of the night.

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    Sounds like defensive strikes. How long have you had her in that enclosure? I just picked up a yearling that the breeder (a pet store) had on mice, so she isn't very big for her age, half the size of my ratter of the same age. This snake is a demon psycho. I've fed her live mice but dangle a F/T rat with forceps and she just hits it repeatedly.

    I feel bad for her, she's obviously never been handled or acclimated to people correctly. As soon as I have some live crawler rats I'm going to work on getting her switched over, shes got a pretty good feeding response but I got her to breed and she will never get to size on mice, and I'm not breeding mice anyway.

    Back to your snake, leave her be for a solid week. Let her settle in. Then give it another shot.

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    Re: Feeding Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by drew5337 View Post
    Sounds like defensive strikes. How long have you had her in that enclosure? I just picked up a yearling that the breeder (a pet store) had on mice, so she isn't very big for her age, half the size of my ratter of the same age. This snake is a demon psycho. I've fed her live mice but dangle a F/T rat with forceps and she just hits it repeatedly.

    I feel bad for her, she's obviously never been handled or acclimated to people correctly. As soon as I have some live crawler rats I'm going to work on getting her switched over, shes got a pretty good feeding response but I got her to breed and she will never get to size on mice, and I'm not breeding mice anyway.

    Back to your snake, leave her be for a solid week. Let her settle in. Then give it another shot.
    Exactly.... defensive strikes .. I had just that from a new Woma a few years ago .. 10 days to settle down and she was a dream


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