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Green bush rat snake

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Posted by: cdossena at Sat Jul 23 20:24:00 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cdossena ]  
   

I purchased a 30" inch male green bush rat snake from a recent reptile show about two weeks ago. The seller said it was obtained from Freight Freitas.

I have watched the snake drink water many times. It has, however, no desire to eat. I have tried live pinks, frozen thawed pinks, frozen thawed quail and frozen thawed chick legs. I have, unfortuantely, resided to assit force feed some thawed chick legs...(one or two at a time with feet cut off.) The snake held down a few, but now regurgitates food items within an hour of being fed.

Enclosure at this point is simple, but appropriate. Temperature is in the mid 70s. There is a dish that he can soak in, and paper towels for him to hide under. I have added a simple artificial vine with an artificial plant so he can feel more secure.

Not sure what else to do, the snake is drinking, and it is not aggressive. Do I play a the waiting game...hold off for one or two weeks to see if he comes around? Wait until after the next time he sheds. Any advice would be welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks,
Chris


   

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