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RE: Feeding Help

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Posted by: markg at Mon Jul 16 13:03:21 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

The skin appears a bit loose, not taught. The skin is also dry-looking. Those are often signs of dehydration. Hydrating a snake is not dangerous at all, even if the snake is not dehydrated.

Very often, dehydrated young snakes refuse food. They just want to hide in a cool retreat that does not dehydrate them any more. That is why it needs correction. If you take care of this asap, then the snake has a better chance of feeding for you.

I also agree with the lizard scenting advice. Thaw a pinkie, wash it with mild soap and water, and leave it in with a live lizard for a few hours in a small container. Then rub the lizard on it. That is usually enough to do it. I used to keep a lizard tail in the freezer (lizard dropped its tail and ran away, I took the tail). Id cut a tiny piece piece off and rub it over a thawed washed pinkie. I put the tail back in the freezer. That tail lasted a year and a half.

Good luck. Have you tried hydrating the snake yet?

If the scent doesn't work, take the thawed pinkie and poke a hole in its cranium, let the juice come out a little onto its head. Try feeding again. Some people swear by this.


   

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