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Problem Solved - Both Kenyans Ate!

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Posted by: vegas_justin at Tue Feb 8 12:15:24 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by vegas_justin ]  
   

Hello Guys,

Thanks for all the help you gave us and I wanted to give you an update.

My father took us over to a friends house last night that has been breeding snakes for decades.

We went to visit him to pick up some supplies, check out his new ball python morphs and to show him our Kenyans.

He asked to see what snakes where not eating and we showed him. Prior to visiting him, we weighed both of them. One was 10 grams and the other was 12 grams. Really small little guys.

He then put each one into it's own small cream cheese tub that did not have any holes in it and assured us that there was enough air in there to last them for a long time.

He went over to his mouse tubs and started going through them. Only one of his mouse colonies had babies and they were already about 10 days old. Way bigger then anything we thought they could eat and they already had a pretty good start on a coat of fur.

He said unfortunately this is all I have. Lets give it a try. So he placed one in each tub, sealed them up and put them in one of his drawers in the kitchen.

He then made us all wash our hands and took us to his snake room where we got to see all kinds of cool new ball python morphs and learn about the genetics of breeding them.

After about 45 minutes or so of checking out his cool collection of snakes it was time for us to leave. We opened the drawer and removed the tubs. When we opened the lids to check on our Kenyans, to our surprise, both had eaten those live baby mice and had huge lumps in their bellies. Oh my gosh they look like they are about to pop.

We are going to leave them alone for the next 3 or 4 days while they hang out on the warm side of their tubs digesting their big meals.

We are so happy they finally ate and learned quite a bit yesterday too.

Thank you everyone who helped us out.

Justin


   

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