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RE: Tube Feeding

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Posted by: pyromaniac at Sat Dec 1 07:52:28 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by pyromaniac ]  
   

My pyros have also gone into brumation, both babies and adults. I have learned that how one presents the food to babies is very important to success in feeding. I set each baby up in its own little tub with deep aspen bedding, a hide, water bowl, moss hide and a little feeding cup. To present the pinkies to them I put the pinks in the feeding cup (cup prevents pink from wandering off and getting lost in bedding) and let the little snake find it on its own, usually around dusk. My 2012 batch of 18 babies only one required a lizard to get started feeding, which he ate on his own, since moving on to pinkies. These little snakes are by nature very timid and secretive. The snake room is a quiet place, as well.

Most will learn you are not a threat after awhile, some are always furtive when feeding.

I have never tube fed anyone, but did have one little dude I had to push a lizard into him a few times. This was from my first clutch in 2011 and before I instituted my find it in the cup method.
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Bob
Pyromaniac AKA Greatballzofire
Keeping cats allows man to cohabitate with tigers. Keeping reptiles allows man to cohabitate with dinosaurs.


   

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