kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more
return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Nature Zone
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
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: Komodo . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Anaconda . . . . . . . . . .  NY Metro Reptile Expo - Nov. 27, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Orlando - Dec. 02-03, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Houston - Dec. 02-03, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Nebraska Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 02, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Jacksonville Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 02, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Dec. 02, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Hampton Roads Reptile Expo - Dec. 03, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 06, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 07, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 07, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . 

Force Feeding?


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Red Ear Slider Forum ]

Posted by Linda G on May 10, 2003 at 14:41:13:

In Reply to: Force Feeding? posted by lacie143 on May 09, 2003 at 22:19:02:

Lacie,

Force feeding is not the answer. You need to find out WHY
he is not eating. You have mentioned in several posts about
problems. Please find a vet near you that can treat him and
get him there. Until you actively find out was is wrong, force
feeding is not going to do anything but stress him further.
Also, keep trying different things. Try some canned dog food
this sparked mine into eating when I first got him. On the
3rd try with the canned dog food he began eating and has not
wained in the 5 years I have had him. He eats pretty much
anything now that I give him.

In short, you are fixing the symptoms by force feeding instead
of fixing the problem of why he is not eating.

Good luck


Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Red Ear Slider Forum ]