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Posted by Bluerosy on April 29, 2003 at 16:09:28:

In Reply to: New to the Forum posted by DeadFrog on April 29, 2003 at 01:27:30:

.....the temps you are feeding the snake at. At these temps the snake cannot digest the mouse properly and it could have killed you cal king. You just got lucky by fluctuating temps so that the animal barly survived having the mouse rot in its system.
When people cool their animals for winter brumation they stop feeding their snakes while keeping the temps up. Then after three weeks with no food you can turn the temp down to as low as 55F (short periods of 45f are okay!)and this will produce the follicles or sperm needed to breeed in the spring when you warm them back up..

My advice get an undertak heater!

Bluerosy


:They make a big deal out of temperature
:- but I provide no heat source, and she seems to thrive in room temperature
:- it's gone down to 45 degrees inside my apartment this winter without a problem (except the feeder mouse froze to death, lol)
:They stress feeding dead prey of size 1.5X snake girth max
:- I have fed mine live prey, and she's never been bitten
:- She's eaten prey twice her girth
:- She's even eaten while in the shedding process
:They say to avoid crowds and the smell of prey on your hands
:- I have handled her without incident among crowds many times
:- I have handled her immediately after handling my Uro (lizards) without incident

:I keep her on T-Rex gravel and if some gets in her mouth, she just spits it out. So are these care sheets a little too cautious? Are Kingsnakes just very hardy? Or do I just have the greatest snake of all time, who needs virtually no care?

:I am making some changes anyway,
:Mark





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