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RE: Hognose question

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Posted by: FR at Thu Nov 26 08:26:59 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

There is no such thing as 2 this or that is enough. If a snake seeks food, its hungry. For a comparison, I watched a wild kennerlyi, eating toads, until they would hang out of its mouth, and it was so full, it was crapping them out at the same time.
Captive conditions normally do not support that ability but its not about the snake or what the snake wants. They want to feed.
Feeding, digesting etc, is without question based on conditions, temps, humidity etc. Wild snakes, feed when very cool, then seek heat to digest what they consumed. The larger the bolus the higher the temps, until the bolus breaks down, then they move to lower temps.
If a snake is hungry, feed it, then observe what happens and go from there. This two items stuff is like following instructions on making a toy plane from a cheap kit. The snakes are more then simple instructions.
About eating non food items, there is a difference between accidentaly getting a tooth caught on a blanket, and attempting to eat a blanket. Its the keepers task to determine which is which.


   

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