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Re: Baby eat a guppy !


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Posted by Paul Hollander on December 19, 2002 at 17:12:42:

In Reply to: Baby eat a guppy ! posted by Mizar 21 on December 18, 2002 at 21:52:16:

:Today for the first time i see my garter eat a guppy :) I'm in day 5 now. He was looking at the guppy in his water bowl, he sneak into the water and was moving a but fast so i think that he was hungry...he get out of the bowl without catching any...so i take one out and when the guppy was almost dead, i kind of stick it to the enclosure glass very much near him. His tongue was flicking out very fast and after "smelling" he finally eat it :) How many 3/4 inch guppy can a 10 inch snake eat ? I know i may sound silly but i was beginning to worry a bit about him...he's so small.

Glad to hear he's eating.

Rule of thumb is feed enough to produce a visible bulge in his belly. Even if one guppy doesn't produce a bulge, I'd stop at one for this feeding and the next. He probably hasn't eaten for a while, and his system needs to adjust to getting food again. After the second feeding, I might give more, depending on how big a food bulge there is and how he acts.

I notice that nobody answered your last post. So here goes. 84-85 degrees F is a good daytime temperature. Garters do well with a nighttime temperature drop into the low 70s F. This copies the day/night temperature cycle they get in the wild.

I haven't a clue as to what species you have. A picture would be nice, but right now I'd leave him alone and let him digest his food. Identification isn't urgent. Good luck with your little guy.

Paul Hollander




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