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*4 boys and me* Due November 22; 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 4769 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" Frozen."


Well, sounds like he is either hungry, or just being a grump lol. try handling him at least once a day except for 2 days after he eats. even if you just take him out and let him grip your wrist or something, you dont have to actively interacting with him.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" Try swapping to live. Snakes have a need to hunt, it's an instinct. "


But, especially in a snake used to eating f/t, stun the mouse before releasing it into the cage - a snake that is not USED to eating live, can easily be harmed badly by a live mouse that can fight back to it's full ability.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
26th Mar '13

Ok, thanks ladies!! I will give it a try.

*4 boys and me* Due November 22; 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 4769 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" Try swapping to live. Snakes have a need to hunt, it's an instinct. "


I honestly wouldn't, it could make him more aggressive, and it can be dangerous for snakes

Michigan 208 posts
status 26th Mar '13

Are you handling him?
Are you feeding him in the same tank?
If you do feed him in the same tank it's not the best thing to do. The idea behind feeding in a different tank is so that the snake will not go into "feed mode" when the cage door opens.
My husband has a California Kingsnake, and he used to have a Ball Python, none of them ever did that, but the pet shop we bought them from told us that, feeding in a different tank is the best way to feed any snake.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
26th Mar '13

trying giving him another rat pup, a bigger pup or an adult. It sounds like he may be hungry. My snake assumes a striking position in the tank when she's starting to get hungry and anticipating her next mouse.

*4 boys and me* Due November 22; 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 4769 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Rabbit
r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting *3 boys and me*:" Just remember it shouldn't be much thicker than the thickest part of his body, it can injure him if ... [snip!] ... dont feed more than 2 at a time. if you feed too many and it cant digest them all at once, the leftover ones can start to rot "


I forgot about the thickness thing.
Feeding more than two can also cause them to vomit the entire feed. Nasty, nasty mess and that's precious money you're watching go down the drain.