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RE: Hatchling Mussuranas

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Posted by: mikefedzen at Mon Oct 10 00:45:07 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mikefedzen ]  
   

Most breeders wait until they get hatchlings feeding consistently on f/t mice before they sell them...
I'm sure any baby mussurana (if hungry) would jump at the chance for a baby corn snake or a baby gecko. You could always feed it one of those, I'd try f/t if anything to reduce parasite risk. After they get that first meal in them leave them alone for a week or two... Next meal offer them a pinky that was washed off good to get rid of the mouse scent, and wrap the pinky in some shedded snake skin if you have it, the fresher the better. If you want to completely avoid the reptile scent you could always try live pinkies, or f/t pinkies that are "brained" (use a toothpick and poke in the skull area of the mouse and get those brain juices flowing some snakes like that a lot). The more the snakes grow the more likely they are to get used to you offering them food, so chances of them taking f/t unscented pinkies greatly increase if you can get them to take prey items from tongs as soon as possible.

Mussies are smart snakes, and very interesting snakes to work with.



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