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RE: new retic jitters

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Posted by: Sarge2004 at Fri Feb 4 14:50:09 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Sarge2004 ]  
   

The snake is stressed out-probably with that rat encounter. Usually a retic will take a warm, frozen thawed rodent wiggled off tongs. At least try a fresh, pre-killed rat. Try to get him on F/T as soon as possible even if you have to let him get hungry for a while.

The urination/defication is a natural defense mechanism. I would put him in a low traffic, quit area for a few weeks and start limited, slow, gentle handling after that. Bill
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