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    Live Feeding Questions

    Question about feeding live


    When you feed live do you just drop the mouse in the enclosure and wait for your snake to come out and get it?


    Or do you get your snake out of his hide first and then drop the mouse in?


    Also, do you move all the clutter out of his tank before you feed or do you feed with everything set up normally as you would?


    Ik feeding live is not ideal but itís whats been working for me so no need to tell me I should switch to F/T as I already know that.

    thanks in advance for your help <3

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    Re: Live Feeding Questions

    I have had my BP for 2-3 years now and sheís always had live. I take her out completely and put her in a separate cardboard box and wait until she fully swallows it and then I put her back into her tank!

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    How ever you feed live (I don't do it), tap the snake to make sure he/she is awake. You don't want the snake injured from the prey, same reason you don't leave the live prey in for xx minutes.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Live Feeding Questions

    It is best to wait until the snake is in 'hunting' mode - sticking its head out of a hide or cave in the evening. If not, you can drop the mouse in and STAY with the snake. The smell can entice the snake out. Never leave the rodent alone with the snake.

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    Re: Live Feeding Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by sophia_carguillo View Post
    I have had my BP for 2-3 years now and sheís always had live. I take her out completely and put her in a separate cardboard box and wait until she fully swallows it and then I put her back into her tank!
    Iíve heard that you shouldnít move to feed them because it can cause regurg and that enclosure aggression is a myth and itís more stressful on the animal to move to feed rather than just feeding in its enclosure

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    Re: Live Feeding Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Absololol View Post
    It is best to wait until the snake is in 'hunting' mode - sticking its head out of a hide or cave in the evening. If not, you can drop the mouse in and STAY with the snake. The smell can entice the snake out. Never leave the rodent alone with the snake.

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    this is what I usually do but sometimes he comes out so late that Iím sleep by the time he is giving me signs 😭 I have to be up at 4am so I go to bed rather early and was tryna see if it was other ways to feed him

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    Re: Live Feeding Questions

    Iíve never had issues , sheís never regurgitated it, I never EVER leave her unattended, been doing it for 3 years, I take her out whenever and as soon as she smells it sheís awake and a lot of times takes it right out of my hand before I can even drop the rat in the box!


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    Re: Live Feeding Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by sophia_carguillo View Post
    Iíve never had issues , sheís never regurgitated it, I never EVER leave her unattended, been doing it for 3 years, I take her out whenever and as soon as she smells it sheís awake and a lot of times takes it right out of my hand before I can even drop the rat in the box!


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    a lot of people feed that way and have no issues, I just donít. Iím not against trying it if need be tho

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    Re: Live Feeding Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by ChasingSunraee View Post
    a lot of people feed that way and have no issues, I just donít. Iím not against trying it if need be tho
    I totally get it!!! Just letting you know that if it does come to that itís totally okay to do it different ways


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    Re: Live Feeding Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by sophia_carguillo View Post
    I totally get it!!! Just letting you know that if it does come to that itís totally okay to do it different ways


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    Definitely! Thanks for the advice!

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