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Picky Eater Update

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Posted by: rantcaseyisgod at Thu Apr 9 01:01:17 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rantcaseyisgod ]  
   

Thanks for your responses everyone. His set up adheres to all the guidelines by which you suggested - he's definitely healthy and seems to be settling in (although, this is the same tank that he has been in for quite some time). He certainly seems to be less stressed and I almost got a feeding response from him the other night.

He was very interested in what was happening outside of the glass. Every time I entered or left the room he went right up to the glass to get a closer look at what was moving around, flicking his tongue like mad. I turned out the lights and waited around a half hour before dropping in a juicy rat. He tracked it avidly for a few minutes - hell, he probably would have taken it from my hand if I would have let him, which probably would have been a better idea given what happened next. He was a moment away from striking at the rat (which was located almost right below him), until the rat turned around on its hind legs and stared at him, by which the snake recoiled suddenly. It was almost comedic in nature, however a huge let down on my behalf granted that I think it scared the snake so much that he chose not to bother with the rat for the rest of the night.

Another one to throw in the freezer. I think I'm going to start thawing out the 3 surplus of frozen rats that I have now and see if he'll take it from tongs once he shows an avid interest in feeding, which I don't think will be more than a few days from now.

Anyone ever witness this type of behavior??

Thanks!
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Adam

"I wish I were wise! I wish I were wise from the heart of me, like my serpent!"


   

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