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RE: convincing my rosys to eat f/t

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Posted by: markg at Tue Apr 5 16:58:48 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

In the past, I was able to entice some with f/t rats instead of mice. Certain rosies I had were much more eager feeders on rats.

I also tried the hunger method - let them get hungry. I soon learned that the patience of a rosyboa is greater than my own.

I tried a "nest" of f/t mice fuzzies. No improvement.

IMO, rats are worth a try.

My theory is that certain localities or types of rosies seem to more readily eat f/t, although as always individuals can be individuals in that regard. For example, I had a group of mid-Baja rosies from different localities and different breeders - El Rosario, San Felipe, Bay of LA. All of those charged on f/t rats from when they were babies to adults. (yes, a baby rosy can eat a rat pink) No problems at all. I had a group of Whitewaters, and they were hit-and-miss on f/t, with some refusing it altogether. Same with Az boas I had. But they would pounce on fresh-kill in a heartbeat. Very frustrating. I ended up giving away the WWs and Az boas and kept the mid-Bajas, even though they were the bitey-est rosies in the universe. I got tagged many times by those.
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