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RE: Neonates and water

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Posted by: markg at Fri Dec 16 13:43:34 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Yeah, baby rosies can be a pain, they are not like colubrids which just either eat or don't eat. Rosies have to be coaxed sometimes.

If feeding thawed pinks, warm them up. Rosies do not like thawed food cold.

Many rosy babies will not take thawed period. I have found with warming and trying time and time again, many will give in and eat, but it can be frustrating. Babies can go a long time without food, so they can afford to be picky at first.

Usually baby rosies will eat live prey immediately. If a baby rosy does not eat, perhaps it is that it is Winter and they instinctively refuse food. I cool them down to 65 deg when that happens. In Feb I warm them, and they usually eat willingly soon after, and often thawed food at that.

In my experience, it seems baby rosies like fuzzies rather than pinks. You would be surprised how a tiny rosy can eat a fuzzy no problem.

I have a few adult rosies that were real pains as babies, and now they will eat your hands. So be patient.




   

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