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Posted by cory_b on October 25, 2002 at 02:32:00:
In Reply to: grey band force feeding posted by ChristopherD on October 08, 2002 at 07:21:16:
Sorry to hear that you are having problems... but not a big surprise right? A technique that works well for me is to feed at night in the confines of the snakes most secure hiding spot. Try to get a hold of an earless lizard or any other species a greyband would take in the wild. Scent a very very small frozen pinkie with the lizard, and then cut a foot off of the lizard and place it on the pinkie inside of the snakes hiding spot. Check back in fifteen minutes or so. If the pinkie isn't gone, sometimes you have to create a "private" environment for the snake in which you can manipulate the prey item in order to maintain the snakes attention. I use a large tupperware container with the lid halfway on top. It can take awhile at first... but as you know greyband babies require lots and lots of patience at times. Force feeding is always a last resort.