at Fri Feb 28 15:01:18 2014 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Poomwah ]
Sorry if I was misleading with my description of how I feed. I actually do feed inside the enclosures. What I do is take the snake out of the enclosure. Then I hold the snake and someone else (usually my daughter) puts a tub with the food in it in the enclosure, then I put the snake in the tub. Then I just leave them in it until they crawl out of it. Then later, after the snake is off hiding somewhere, I come back and get the tub.
The reason I do this is mostly because I use aspen as a substrate, using the tub greatly reduces the risk of swallowing the aspen. I say greatly because I have had a couple that grabbed the food then crawled out of the tub before they ate it.
I've been doing this for decades with all my snakes. I'm not sure it makes a difference with their behavior at all,but it SEEMS logical that it might help keep them from associating me with food since they never have food coming in when they are in there, they just find it.
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