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RE: Tube Feeding

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Posted by: Aaron at Thu Nov 29 13:14:57 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Aaron ]  
   

I've been using Fancy Feast catfood for years with good results. As long as you get them feeding within a year it seems to provide good nutrition.

It packs on more wieght than pinky pumping with regular pinkies does.

It goes down easier than pumping pinkies.

It's harder for the snake to regurge than pumping pinkies.

It's cheaper than pumping pinkies.

I specifically use Fancey Feast brand because it is ground very finely and I have found bone chips in other, more coarsly ground brands.

I use Beef Feast, Beef and Liver Feast, Chicken Feast or Chicken and Liver Feast. Make sure it says "Classic" or "Classic Feast" because that means it's the regular ground style. The other kinds are like chunky and gravy or something like that and you don't want those.

I rinse off the gelatin and then just stir it up with a tiny bit of water. Sometimes I'll mix in a tiny bit of reptile vitamin/mineral powder but just a tiny bit, like putting salt on food.

I use a plastic tube cut down to about 4 inches at and cut at an angle at the tip. Run it under warm tap water for a couple minutes to make the plastic softer prior to insertion.
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