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Can’t get Eastern hognose to eat

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Posted by: lenrely at Sat Jul 30 23:44:45 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by lenrely ]  
   

I take in some difficult species and either transform them into good ones or let them go; I never thought this would be one of them. I only hesitate because this is the first hog I’ve kept in 8 years and people like her so much. I started her in a large tank with deep mulch for burrowing and left her alone for days with a constant assortment of toads; but she doesn’t forage. It doesn’t matter what kind of prey item or what it smells like, she won’t even sniff water or notice it’s there. So it’s a comfort/personality issue. She takes liquid food eagerly but hasn’t yet figured out how it gets in her mouth. I’ve tried coating toadlets with it and making her play dead; looking for any ideas I haven’t tried. Moving her to a smaller tank now with fewer places to hide from her own food. She is not gravid.


   

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