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RE: feeding problems...even worse!

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Posted by: pyromaniac at Sat Jul 6 08:45:12 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by pyromaniac ]  
   

First off, my condolences for the loss of your father. Unexpected tragedies like that can impact everything else in one's life and make even small challenges like feeding one's snake seem more complicated than normal.

I'd suggest keep your snake at mid 70s F with a hot spot in the 90's F and continue to offer the food you have had success with. If he even eats just one at a feeding that is headway.

A way to kill mice that is easier than bonking is put the mouse on a towel on a firm surface, and while holding it with one hand by the tail put a pencil over it's neck with the other hand and give a firm sharp tug on the tail, dislocating the cervical vertebrae. If all this is just too gruesome (my partner would have to feed my snakes ice cream and cake, he is so squeamish about such things! LOL!) just stick with the frozen thawed.

The main thing now is to remember to relax.

Zane, one of my breeder males, relaxing on a hot day.
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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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