hatchling corns

hatchling corns

Postby stretch » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:56 pm

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Hi All

Just a couple of pics of my new hatclings, just normal corns I know but I'm really happy as this is my first attempt. 6 habe hatched so far, 7 eggs to go :D
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby stretch » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:01 pm

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Re: hatchling corns

Postby Bushviper » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:02 pm

They look nice and chubby. It is always a thrill to hatch eggs no matter what the species is.

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Re: hatchling corns

Postby ClintonT » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:07 pm

Well done its an awesome achievement either way
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby animalfanatic » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:10 pm

Congrats!
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby stretch » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:48 pm

Thanks
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby Corncrazy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:20 pm

Well done Stretch, healthy looking babies you have there. The snake in the last pic, in the bottom right hand corner is really stunning, nice banded patterns.
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby Rishaad » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:43 am

Congrats man. My first attempt as well and mine started hatching this weekend too. I also have 13 eggs in the clutch.
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby stretch » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:10 pm

All of the hatchlings are eating well apart from one, which I have managed to force feed once.

Keeping in mind that they are now 3 months old, how long do I leave this last hatchling without eating before it becomes cruel to keep it alive, should I rather put it in the freezer.

I have tried all the usuall feeding tricks such as puting the hatchling in a container with a pinky overnight, braining a pinky etc
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby stretch » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:09 am

Anybody have any advice on my question above please?
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby Mitton » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:30 am

I would just keep force feeding it, 1st try to let it eat by itself and if it does not just help it. I had a few hatchling Grey Banded Kings that would not eat on their own and I had to force feed them for a few months and they started taking pinks on their own one by one after a while.
Just take the snake behind the head and gently put the pink in its mouth, it should then start to eat.
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby Bushviper » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:21 am

I have force fed snakes (even corn snakes) for almost a year before they fed on their own and they went on to live very long lives. It is more a matter of how much patience you have.
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby Westley Price » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:31 am

When you talk about force feeding, does this involve forcing the pink down the hatchling's throat or simply deep enough for it to swallow it on their own?
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby Mitton » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:40 am

I only put the pink in the mouth so the nose touches the throat (I never force or push) and then the mouth closes by itself and the snake will start to swallow on it's own. Has worked like this with quite a few snakes.
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Re: hatchling corns

Postby Westley Price » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:00 am

Yup, that's what I do too. I push the pinky in slighty and pull back lightly to make the tiny teeth "hook" a bit. That works for me.
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