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RE: Borneo Short Tail Not feeding

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Posted by: KsNeff1 at Sat Oct 17 09:24:07 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KsNeff1 ]  
   

Thanks for your advice. She actually finally ate last night. I added a cool side hide which she immediately went to and stayed about 3 days ago. I switched to a smaller round water bowl, lowered the temps to about 85 on the hot. Put a live white mouse in there and it touched her nose then she paused for about a second and then preceded to grab it with such force I think it died from just the bite. She wrapped her neck around the mouse and I jumped for joy. Scared the ever loving crap out me but it really felt like winning the lottery. You are the second person that has said to use smaller size meals and that worked. The night before I tried a brained thawed rat and she never even glanced at it. I think I was just fooled by her size. Shes a big bodied snake so I stubbornly assumed that she needed big meals. Never even considered that she would take small ones. Should I offer more mice? Or will 2 or 3 at a feeding be enough. I only gave her one lastnight because I was weary that she would not eat and all my other snakes have already eaten and I didnt want to get stuck with a live mouse. Made the mistake of letting my daughter see the last live rat I tried and she still has it and named it breakfast. Anyway thanks soo soo much.
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About her temps, there is this guy called Aaron S on [url ban].com that fought and fought with me about temps. Said I was wrong and anyone else that says bloods like cool temps was idiots. He actually banned me over it. I guess her feeding at cooler temps now is just coincidence huh. This is why their is so much confusion and in fighting in the reptile hobby. No one wants to admit that they dont know everything. These are wild animals that we have caged and moprhed and who knows what else. No one knows it all, and sometimes advice should be taken. Again thanks so much man.


   

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