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Feeding Problems...please Help!!!

10-21-2005, 08:20 PM
i just got my first corn almost 2 weeks ago now. When i bought him i was informed he had eaten the day before so i knew i wasnt going to have to feed him for a week or so. Well, after a long day of traveling in a car ride and even though i handled him as little as possible that day (just moving him into his terarium) he had a regurge. Its been 11 days since then and he still doesnt seem interested in feeding. Anything i can do. i am feeding a thawed out pinky. the smallest one i could find.

10-21-2005, 08:26 PM
Are you putting him in a seperate container with the pinkie? If not, try putting him in a small deli cup or tupperware container with the pinkie and leaving it with him for several hours in a quiet, dark area.
Sometimes I will also try just 1/2 a pinkie or pinkie head for the first feeding after regurge.

10-21-2005, 09:19 PM
was he eating f/t when you bought him? or was he on live food. I have one that will only take live even though I've tried everything to get her to eat f/t. that's just her preference. try that if nothing else works, it worth a shot.
Good Luck

10-22-2005, 02:15 AM
ok thanks guys ill try feeding live then just a head in tupperware and let you know how it works out.

10-22-2005, 10:39 AM
Just a follow up - I always feed my hatchlings (all 40+) of them in their own small deli cup. It keeps them from possibly swallowing any of the substrate from their cage (which can cause impaction) and it also seems to help my reluctant feeders by eliminating distractions. Be sure the container you put him in for feeding is small - the deli cups I use are about 4" round and give them several hours of quiet time with the pinkie.
All of mine are feeding very well now and rarely, if ever, skip a meal. (I also cut my pinkies which I think helps excite their feeding response.)
Good luck with your little one!