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Old 02-08-2005, 06:22 AM   #11
oldhand
Mangrove, my amel started eating small mice at around 22 inches (same problem no fuzzies), and he has since romped on and now eats a small mouse every 7 days ithout even having to think about it (yeah i know i need to upgrade him again).
 
Old 02-08-2005, 01:13 PM   #12
E. g. guttata
Not surprized that the snake ate the mouse. I have a friend who I got into corns (it's like a disease, I swear) and he was unsure about food size. He was feeding his little dudes 2 pinks every five days and still thought his snakes were too small for fuzzies. After I took time to explain to him (nice guy, but I needed to do this tree times) that his snakes were ready to eat fuzzies because they were already eating two pinks, he tried it and now he records every feeding with his video camera. He also accidently bought live fuzzies once (the pet shop he bought them from only carry live, but will freeze them if given notice at least a day in advance) and was surprised at how quickly his snakes struck and killed. My friend is so special .
 
Old 02-08-2005, 03:58 PM   #13
Mangrove
Cool

yes, I agree you E. g. guttata most of what snakes do is all instict and they learn very quickly what to do and what not to do.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 04:34 PM   #14
CAV
Here is the timeline I follow

I normally will have hatchling on fuzzies before they are 2 months old unless the snake is a problem feeder.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 04:36 PM   #15
howiet4702
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Originally Posted by CAV
I normally will have hatchling on fuzzies before they are 2 months old unless the snake is a problem feeder.

Whoa..2 months? Are they peach fuzzies? I think I am behind the 8 ball here...
 
Old 02-08-2005, 04:38 PM   #16
Mangrove
Cool Feeding habbits

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Originally Posted by CAV
I normally will have hatchling on fuzzies before they are 2 months old unless the snake is a problem feeder.

I have had my corn on fuzzys for a good month to month and a half now, but I think she is getting bored with them, she dosnt even constrict them anymore instead she just tries to choke them down so now I have moved onto the largest fuzzys or smallets hoppers, because like you stated before if a snake crosses a meal in real nature it will not pass it up.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 05:13 PM   #17
dionythicus
Smarter than we know...

My baby hognose wouldn't eat the large pinkies I was trying to feed, even though they were size proportionate to his body. As soon as I switched to day old pinks (teeny pinkies), he hammered two in a row. I guess he knew more about what he could handle than I did!

Then there's my snow corn baby who attacks the large pinks like Godzilla, but can't keep them down. Now he's on teeny pinkies and it seems to be ok.

You just have to wonder about nature.....
 
Old 02-08-2005, 06:08 PM   #18
E. g. guttata
Of the three hatchlings I held back from last year, only one of them refused fuzzy's, but not immediately. She first decided to regurge and then went through the whole process of getting back on track, successfully held down two and decided she wanted smaller food. Picky little thing.
 

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