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    Re: So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebell_1990 View Post
    Iím definitely going to try every ten to 14


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    Your snake does not have the genes associated with wobble. It doesn't sound like they are actually showing the signs of a wobble episode.

    I'm not sure what the struggle to eat looked like - some snakes get very excited and flop around a little; some get excited but are very specific about the position they want the food in and they will mess around and reposition a lot; some get excited and swallow in award ways which makes the whole process really awkward. They also don't necessarily swallow a meal quickly.

    I wonder if the rodent was a bit too large?
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    Caitlin is spot-on about the diversity of eating habits shown by snakes when tackling prey. One of mine (a 4 year old rat snake) is the weirdest one I've ever seen: she's been fed nothing but pre-killed rodents, but she violently grabs them & rolls many times all around her tank with it before slowing down to eat. Her whole body is involved, but not really constricting the prey so much- instead she loosely coils her whole body & rolls around on her coils while holding the mouse- it's pretty hilarious, actually. In doing so, she travels quite a bit, over anything in her path. I've always wondered if she gets bruised under her scales & is sore the next day? She's finally learning to accept prey from my tongs with less drama, but sometimes she still reverts to rolling them to death. I have to wonder if she read & misunderstood the old legend about "hoop snakes"-
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    Re: So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin View Post
    Your snake does not have the genes associated with wobble. It doesn't sound like they are actually showing the signs of a wobble episode.

    I'm not sure what the struggle to eat looked like - some snakes get very excited and flop around a little; some get excited but are very specific about the position they want the food in and they will mess around and reposition a lot; some get excited and swallow in award ways which makes the whole process really awkward. They also don't necessarily swallow a meal quickly.

    I wonder if the rodent was a bit too large?
    So they struck missed struck end up upside down mouth gaping open still trying to get the rodent hit their head on their hide then eventually did the prey size is actually slightly smaller than biggest part of the body when actually swallowing it they were upside down Iím going to see what they are like next feed


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