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Posted by pmpimbura on May 12, 2003 at 11:42:16:

In Reply to: Assist feeding question posted by JM on May 12, 2003 at 10:30:09:

I agree with the post below. You must give your snakes time to get acclimated. Force feeding is only a last resort and even then not really reliable. It is like a slapping a band aid on cancer. You really need to address the problems behind the nonfeeding (stress from being newly aqcuired, refusal of specific prey items, inadequate temps or humidity, etc.. I usually seclude all newly acquired snakes in the quietest place I can find for about 3 weeks before I even try to feed them. I check on them once a day and make sure everything is cool. If they are real problem feeders I wont even pick them up until they have gotten used to their surroundings and fed a few times. Often times this means buying a new snake and not touching it for several months. It takes a lot of self control but the results are worth it.





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