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Coaxing a Baby Rattler to Eat

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Posted by: webskipper at Thu Jul 15 15:48:06 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by webskipper ]  
   

I have a 2 week old Crotalus molossus X altrox that has not eaten yet. Tried 2 wee little live pinkies and not even a bite. Second one is still alive.

Temps do get to 100F at the hot spot. Should it be hotter?

I have no intentions to force feed this one for the 2 obvious reasons. #1 um venom, #2 body damage to the snake.

I did dangle the pinkie with tongs today and now I have venom drops on the glass and a bitten pinkie.

Do I just use latex gloves and paper towels to clean this up? What else to remove to venom residue?
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