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Old 02-26-2022, 07:16 PM   #21
Best of luck! It is fun watching them grow!
Old 02-26-2022, 07:16 PM   #22
Thank you!!

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Old 02-27-2022, 03:39 PM   #23
Sounds like you're on the right track. He ate for you once, so he'll easy for you again. Olivia's given excellent advice, your tank looks good. Definitely leave him completely alone (I know, it's so hard!) for 3 days and then give the container feeding at dusk a try. I'll bet he goes for it. If he doesn't, give him another 36-48 hrs is solo time and try again. Good luck!

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Old 03-03-2022, 10:42 PM   #24
It's officially been 20 days since he last ate. This is our second attempt at feeding him in a separate box. All Win did this time was try to leave his enclosure and completely ignored the mouse. I tried cutting it too. He's now sitting in the box with it. I'm not sure what to do after this so if you have any further advice or encouragement I'd love to hear it

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Old 03-04-2022, 12:27 AM   #25
Next thing I would try is boiling. Thaw out your pinkie using hot water and once it's thawed, dunk it in a little boiling water. It will look a bit white and rubbery.
Old 03-04-2022, 01:28 PM   #26
You said that Win "tried to leave his enclosure." Where are you attempting to feed him?

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Old 03-04-2022, 01:38 PM   #27
For clarity, I see that you said it's a separate box. I'm asking if the box is within his enclosure. Also, is it enclosed? What size is it? It should be quite small, like an 8-10 oz deli cup. His viv should be placed out of the way in a quiet room until he's feeding regularly.

Before the next attempt in 2-3 days, you might try putting Win inside the feeding enclosure about an hour before you plan to feed. Just about sunset is often the best time to feed. When the pinky is ready, put it inside the feeding container and close him with it. Cover it so that he's alone with the warm (not hot - should feel about like the temp of the skin of your wrist) meal in the dark. Leave him alone for an hour. Check on him and if he hasn't eaten, reheat and return the pinky. Cover him and leave him overnight.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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