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Posted by: AaronBayer at Mon Sep 22 09:13:45 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AaronBayer ]  
   

I'm now seeing that it's not putting a live rodent in with a snake that is the problem, it's putting a live rodent in with a snake that is not properly set up that is the problem.

I can see how a healthy animal with proper hides (not just a dark place, but a secure location) would be much better able to deal with a live rodent that it didn't want to eat right away. In the case of my ball that met an untimely end and I guess many snakes that keepers have had killed over the years, there was no way for the snake to either get away or maintain a "defensive fighting position".

personally, i'll continue to offer frozen/thawed for many reasons, but I'm glad I'm looking at this aspect of keeping from a different angle now.


   

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