Re: Wild caught female not eating mice

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Posted by Thomas Barlow on July 17, 1997 at 01:52:55:

In Reply to: Wild caught female not eating mice posted by T. Dean McInturff on July 09, 1997 at 19:23:51:

: 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?


This seems to be common place for wild alterna. the suggestion by Troy
is probably the best method, but I have found that scenting will work
but One thing not many people do that works great is to use frozen
paramyscus ssp. If you ask around I am sure that someone will be able
to send you some. I believe they are going for about 2 dollars each.
I would send you some, but I just started breeding them again.

I know of 2 people that have tried this tecnique on WC alterna this year
and it worked first time for them

let us all know how whichever tecniques worked

Thomas Barlow

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