kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
Click here for Freedom Breeder Cages
Professional Cages & Rack Systems
Made in the USA - Freedom Breeder
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Tortoise . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: World Snake Day . . . . . . . . . .  MAHS Fox Valley Meeting - July 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - July 20, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon West Palm Beach - July 20-21, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Knoxville - July 20-21, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Florence - July 20-21, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - July 20, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - July 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Western Maryland Reptile Show - July 27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - July 27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Phoenix - July 27-28, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

SUCCESS!!!!


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Garter and Ribbon Snake Forum ]

Posted by greg woodie on March 16, 2003 at 00:07:20:

i've been doing a lot of reading and thinking over the last few days. this thiaminase deal has really had me concerned. this weekend, i decided to try scenting pinkies. i have a Western Ribbon, a Florida Blue Garter and an Eastern Garter. i went out and got 3 pinkies and 8 rosy reds. i tried each snake individually by dipping a pinky in the water the fish were in. all 3 snakes showed a little hesitation at first. i guess they could tell it wasn't their regular food. after a few seconds though, they went for it! after each snake ate their pinky, i gave them 2 or 3 fish. was this okay to do? i was really surprised because i wasn't expecting it to work. now, i need some advice. should i just give them pinkies now or can i still give them pinkies AND fish? pinkies are better for them nutritionally, right? also, can i expect more growth out of my snakes as a result of this change in diet? i just didn't want to keep feeding them only fish and have them suffer in the end. if they hadn't switched to pinkies, i was prepared to give them a vitamin supplement. just so i'll know in the future, what's the best thing to give them - calcium or B1? powder or drops? as always, i appreciate any help. sorry this was so lengthy!!

thanks!
greg


Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Garter and Ribbon Snake Forum ]