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Posted by tango on May 08, 2003 at 06:31:03:
In Reply to: Actually... posted by Sybella on May 07, 2003 at 23:49:10:
I've tried braining as well and it never did anything but gross me out. Sincity's method of rubbing a rat with a chick is a good one- pythons love chicks and they will usually take a chick after all esle has failed. I've even gotten w/c Surinams eating with chicks. Be sure to use a freshly frozen or freshly killed chick. Using an old freezer burnt chick will be like rubbing the rat with old ice cubes that have picked up all the freezer odors. My experience with w/c has been a little of both. They've been a bit difficult to start and switch but once they're established, look out! My Selayars eat a variety of prey from the cage floor and they eat like there's no tomorrow. On the clarity subject, Sincity, you replied to a post of mine on ambush behavior a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea what you said. Since I've been bashed in this forum for asking for proper spelling and clarity before I let it go, but it really does help. When you have experience and information to offer, posting it in a way others can benefit from it helps everyone. Now, do you remember what it was you posted?
:Yup, that was quite clear. ;) Thanks! LOL!
:From what I hear from you all, I feel like I'm the luckiest person alive. She has never once even looked like she was going to strike at me, or anything else that moves for that matter.
:I hear what you're saying about WCs and color preferences...from what I hear about WCs, it's difficult to get them to eat period. My girl a CB and has always eaten f/t white mice. She's a good eater, and she's a chubby thing...just picky. :) I think she was just inadvertently "trained" that way due to feeder-fuzzface availability. I want to switch her from white mice to rats of any color...She's more than big enough. She could probably eat a full grown female but a male would be a stretch. :)
:I don't think she's ever eaten anything feathered. Since she likes mice, I thought scenting the rats with mice would be best. Are you saying that you feel they naturally dispositioned to like birds?
::Braining won't solve a thing so don't try it.
:What do you mean by this?
:Will you retell your story now?? I'm still insanely curious to see what that was about. :)