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RE: Feeding questions on Ingidos - 1 year in

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Posted by: bmwdirtracer at Sun Aug 24 15:19:14 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bmwdirtracer ]  
   

I've done some research, inspired by R. Bruce. One day chicks and quail are lacking in calcium. Chicken necks and other commercial fowl parts may often carry cryptosporidiosis, which can kill your lovely couperi.

I have a girl '12 who greatly prefers birds. At least every other meal, I squeeze in a rodent. I agree that heavily scenting the rodent with a bird works. In fact, since I cut the legs off my chicks for my '12 couperi, I merely lay a leg on top of a mouse, and offer it right after the rest of the bird is engulfed.

After the snakes are comfortable with tong-feeding, it's pretty easy to stuff a mouse in their mouth while they're stretching the muscles after swallowing a chick, too. Good thing, because my '12 girl is now about big enough for me to be able to stop cutting the legs off chicks....for which I'll be very grateful.


   

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