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Trick to get sandboas on F/T mice

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Posted by: markg at Fri Mar 18 12:46:39 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Here is something I have been doing with pretty good success for getting stubborn rosyboas and sandboas to eat frozen/thawed mice. By stubborn snakes, I mean snakes that will eat live no problem but snub f/t.

1. Thaw the food item.
2. Warm it up through and through to 95-100 deg and immediately feed.

I use warm water typically, and sometimes a heat gun depending on how many I am feeding.

Although this does not work necessarily for every individual, it has made a big difference with my stubborn snakes. These animals want warm prey, not cold. Give it a try if you have snakes that refuse f/t. Like I say, it does not work for every snake, but it has gotten some of my otherwise staunch live feeders to feed well on f/t.


   

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