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View Poll Results: How does your corn feed?
Prey is dangled in air, snake strikes and constricts 6 18.18%
Prey is dangled in air, snake strikes but no constriction 5 15.15%
Prey is set down, snake strikes and constricts. 2 6.06%
Prey is set down, snake strikes but doesn't constrict. 5 15.15%
Snake just eats it, no striking or constricting. 13 39.39%
Other 2 6.06%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

Eating Habits!
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
beaniebopps
Eating Habits!

I'd just like to know what the general eating habits are of your corns. (this was inspired by the thread linking morphs and eating lol)

I've got one who has never refused a meal, always strikes at it right away and contricts it too, and then munch munch haha

The snow doesn't strike at it though, so i have to set it down in her feeding box and she calmly slithers up to it and eats it...
 
Old 10-18-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
Twizzy
Good idea..LOL ..I should have added a poll to mine ..I 'm really curious with this and I'm anxious to see what some of the very large scale breeders have to say Thanks for the poll
 
Old 10-18-2007, 11:43 AM   #3
diamondlil
I've found hot zombie mice mean a constriction 90% of feedings for the bigger snakes, I set the thawed mice under a desklamp before dangling it from tongs. (I was using a hairdryer to heat the mice but found the 'jumping zombie' effect was too wierd). I see this as good exercise for the snakes
For the small snakes I just leave them in peace with their hot pinks, I'm more concerned that they just eat than do acrobatics
 
Old 10-18-2007, 11:48 AM   #4
Rich in KY
When I present the pinky to my lil ones, I use chop sticks to hold the pinky, I move the pinky close to the head of the snake. As soon as the snake sees the pinky and starts moving towards it, I slowly move it away. This causes the snake to stalk it. I let the snake get close, and then it strikes. I have not had either snake constrict a pinky yet.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 11:53 AM   #5
mike17l
Depends on how they are feed. If they are in a feed box, then they usually just start eating. If they are in the tub, it depends on the animal, some just start eating, while others constrict. It also depends on the food item. Live and PK/thumped and still kicking, almost always elicit a strike and constriction, while FT does less often. I like it when the large females constrict, as it gives them a chance to get some exercise. Thus is gives them a better chance of not being obese and giving me slugs.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 12:19 PM   #6
Twizzy
All of my adults will constrict their prey and half of my babies will constrict their prey..I used to think it was the size of prey but several go after the pinkies by constricting.

I warm all mice with warm water and then just start popping them in each tank for the little ones..Tho with two or three I have to take the hide out or they will retreat and not eat.

Larger snakes go into feeding bins and then I dangle prey and it is normall snatched and cuddled for a bit then consumed
 
Old 10-18-2007, 12:34 PM   #7
Nanci
I put the mice in the feeding bin, then put the snake in. None of mine strike or constrict. Zee usually bites his in the abdomen, sideways, and chews on it to envenomate it for 10-15 minutes, then moves to either end without letting go and swallows.

Nanci
 
Old 10-18-2007, 02:03 PM   #8
sandybunny
My snake will strike and constrict if it's a live pinkie. If it's a f/t pinkie, he just goes to the head and starts swallowing. He doesn't seem to care if it's live or f/t.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 05:47 AM   #9
Double het
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Originally Posted by beaniebopps
I'd just like to know what the general eating habits are of your corns. (this was inspired by the thread linking morphs and eating lol)

I've got one who has never refused a meal, always strikes at it right away and contricts it too, and then munch munch haha

The snow doesn't strike at it though, so i have to set it down in her feeding box and she calmly slithers up to it and eats it...
I miss the option ignore the food and go for your fingers.

Otherwise pretty much all of the above at one point or the other.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 06:33 AM   #10
mele2511
My 5.5 foot corn occasionally squeezes the mouse so hard it will pop all over the place and it is proper disgusting.
 

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