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Force feeding tips...


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Posted by bobl on April 29, 2003 at 06:53:46:

In Reply to: Force feeding tips... posted by hassanblacktail on April 28, 2003 at 12:48:24:

:Hey people longtime no post; anyway my male cribos hasn't consumed a substainial meal in almost 4mos.I'm seriously considering force feeding him. Any safe tips anyone can give would be appreciated since I cant find pumps available nowadays.
:Thanx, Hassanblacktail


Try raising his temps up a bit. 82-84 day time and offer very small mice. Scent them with snake/lizard or try feeding or scenting with very small chicks or quail. These snakes get intimidated sometimes by prey that you'd think they'd be able to swallow with no problem.
Offer the food items and leave him undisturbed.
If he ate before he'll eat again eventually. Just make sure he's hydrated.
If you have to try live prey do that also.
Good Luck!!!
Bobby



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