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    Wont eat the rat he mis striked... I guess help?

    I went to feed Mowgli his rat, since he was hungry. He striked eagerly but missed and got a mouthful of dirt. Even after getting the dirt out, he wont strike again.
    He put the rat into a death hug, and that was it. Mouth closed, just a death hug after an hour of trying to interest him again.
    Will he eventually eat it if I just leave him to hug it? (Hes still death hugging it)

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    Re: Wont eat the rat he mis striked... I guess help?

    Leave it with him overnight and check on him in the morning. In between then and now leave him alone and the lights low

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    Wont eat the rat he mis striked... I guess help?

    Only just seen this so too late BUT whenever mine had them in a grip then seemingly went to sleep I just got the tongs and started tugging on the mouse/rat and that immediately kickstarted them to start eating again





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    Re: Wont eat the rat he mis striked... I guess help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Only just seen this so too late BUT whenever mine had them in a grip then seemingly went to sleep I just got the tongs and started tugging on the mouse/rat and that immediately kickstarted them to start eating again





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    That's exactly what I do too, & it usually works beautifully. A little tug on the rodent's tail or whatever you can reach with your tongs.

    If you just leave them alone & turn out the lights for the night, many OTHER kinds of snakes would go ahead & eat, but BPs often lose interest once it cools off after all
    that time...seen it happen, silly sneks! So a little tug on the rodent should speed up consuming the rodent while it's still warm enough for them to recognize as dinner.
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 10-22-2019 at 01:02 AM.
    Many friends in low places...

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