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RE: Survival

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Posted by: snakekate at Tue Apr 29 06:55:11 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by snakekate ]  
   

I have always had good luck with the 'just leave the mouse' method. In fact, that's the only way I get my stubborn feeders to eat. has worked every time for me thus far. Not nearly as stressful on the snake. Worked for an injured garter as well, left it overnight and in the morning its always gone. And here I was told most only eat live, and it has to move or they wont eat Now there are a few studies showing some snakes will in fact eat carrion.

I usually put in one really secure hide, and a few 'lean to' style crevices and places to get under with rocks. I like using paper towel tubes in the dryer substrate to start tunnels and watch them dig their own. I also rig them on the roof of their enclosures and watch them tangle through all the rolls haha. Sometimes they even choose to sleep up in them. I also get these soft plastic leaf strings, and pile them on the floor of there set ups, and they usually hide in there as well, just their heads sticking out.

Do you have any specific types of hides or materials that you use that help stimulate and keep the kings 'entertained' so to speak? I am always looking to add new additions to their terrariums, especially if it will bring out more natural behaviors.


   

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