Re: Wild caught female not eating mice


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Posted by Robert W. Bryson Jr. on July 14, 1997 at 17:51:00:

In Reply to: Re: Wild caught female not eating mice posted by Alan at WW! on July 09, 1997 at 21:42:02:


: : I have a w/c female that was captured 6-13-97 near the
: : antennae on 277.On date of capture she was 34" long,
: : 200g. She was offered one fuzzy each week (4) since
: : capture and refused all of them. On 7-5-97 admin
: : .25cc Flagyl and .25cc Panacur. On 7-7-97 gave warm
: : water soak that morning, offered lizard scented fuzzy
: : that evening. She refused the fuzzy. Finally gave her
: : an earless lizard on 7-8-97 which she readily took.
: : She has had three smelly, greenish uric stools (one in
: : the warm water bath). Appears generally lethargic.
: : Otherwise, she looks fine. No mouth or anal sores or
: : secretions. Nasal passages are clear.

: :
: : Any suggestions?

: Dean ...

Try scenting mice with different species of lizards. I had some thayeri that wouldn't touch a mouse scented with anything other than whiptail-scented pinkies.

Robert





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