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RE: Learning about the racers.

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Posted by: idothatforme at Mon Aug 15 14:29:33 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by idothatforme ]  
   

Hi there,
Keeping a racer is like keeping a kingsnake on crack lol. I have kept many racers, when i first started keeping racers i tried to tame them by handling them all of the time, which I don't recomend at first. I would leave the racer alone for a while, (a month or so.) Keeping the racer aggressive in the cage will make feeding a whole lot easier. When it comes to getting the racers to eat, I usually offer big racers small bite size meals at first using forceps or long tweezers. Usually a newly caught racer is going to strike at whatever moves in the cage; get the racer to bite the small frozen rodents, then back away.(If the racer is tamed right away by handling all of the time, it may be difficult to get them eating) If the food is small enough they will usually just swallow it, but if it is too big the spit it out. It can take time, but eventually they will accept whatever is at the end of the tweezers. When is comes to taming them, take them out of the cage with a hook and... avoid eye contact! the more you restrain them the more blood you lose lol. eventually they will beg to come out when you enter the room I found that it is easier to keep racers in sliding glass fronted cages. Good Luck!


   

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