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Posted by: ravenspirit at Fri Jan 7 17:13:25 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ravenspirit ]  
   

I am going to say that this guy is a little trickier then I made it seem maybe - He eats once a month at best, not weekly. If I offer prey "too often" for his tastes, he simply hides from it, and will not come out, live or not, and then will skip the next feeding.

Ive tried dancing it around, leaving it overnight, heating wet & dry and so on.

He is not skinny. He was initially as a hatchling, and refused to start & required force fed so he wouldn't starve. Then he finally took the mice after a month or so. His temps are right, and he should feel secure in his habitat. I have another burm (a 15ft female albino) who is a whole in the ground as far as food, and a male cross who is also quite picky, but not this bad. The female is NOT housed in the same room as the 2 males.

Guinea pigs aren't a problem for me to acquire. I often have access to them over rabbits.

Ive gotten a longnose snake to take mice, and other picky species to transition to other prey items, but this guy is mostly frustrating because I wouldn't have expected such a picky eater for a burm.

I'll keep trying!


   

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