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Will Corn Snakes Eat a Hairless Rat?

04-29-2013, 03:11 PM
We have some small hairless rat boys that we can't seem to find homes for. They just turned 5 weeks old yesterday, but are small, probably the size of a adult mouse. Just wondering if a corn snake would eat a hairless rat? I called the pet store, but they can't take them as they don't have any room at this time as they are getting in a new shipment of rodents and their cages are spoken for. I don't want to keep them as I find males too much of an odor. I have two boys, but keeping the five extra is just too much.

Will corn snakes eat small hairless rats the size of an adult mouse?


04-29-2013, 03:13 PM
Almost certainly. I would pre-kill it though, of course.

04-29-2013, 03:27 PM
I've been feeding F/T hairless mice and rats for over a year now and I love it! The clean up is easier and I have seen no difference thus far with growth or egg production.
Definitely take Chip's advice and prekill before feeding. There is nothing sadder than a snake that doesn't fight back as its' food eats it.


04-29-2013, 04:36 PM
Thanks for the info. At what age are rats the same size as adult mice?