return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Rodent Pro
Professional Cages & Rack Systems
Made in the USA - Freedom Breeder
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Jan. 25 , 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Orlando - Jan. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Norfolk - Jan. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baton Rouge - Jan. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Jan. 30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Jacksonville - Feb. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Fayetteville - Feb. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Austin (Taylor) - Feb. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - Feb. 02, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
CITES, Import/Export, Lacey Act - Law Office of Patrick Flanigan
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Are Mandarins Constrictors?

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Asian & European Ratsnakes ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: ratsnakehaven at Mon Dec 17 21:08:14 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ratsnakehaven ]  
   

>>I have two mandarin rat snakes that are feeding on small live pinkies. They have eaten f/t a couple of times, but refuse to eat them 90% of the time. Sometime refuse the live ones. I have only been dealing with cal kings for a couple of years now and they have always constricted from very young. My mandarins don't, they push there nose agents them for a minute before they open there mouth, like they are checking to see if they are alive or not, then they just start eating. It's sorta funny to watch. Do they learn to constrict later? How will they eat larger mice when the get bigger?
>>
>>DAVY


Davy, Mandarins are constrictors, but a far cry from a Cal king. Mandarins are from montane areas of southeastern Asia. They are adapted to hot, humid summers and cool, dry winters. They are normally nocturnal too.

Snakes don't need to constrict pinkies, because they are helpless.

Terry


-----
Conserving reptiles by helping to protect habitat...
www.ratsnakehaven.com
www.scenicsantaritas.org


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  Are Mandarins Constrictors? - KingDome, Fri Sep 14 09:19:44 2012