Baby housie

Re: Baby housie

Postby dobby7 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:22 pm

okay thanks man.
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Re: Baby housie

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:49 pm

Dobby, I was in the same boat two years ago when I got my baby L. capensis. I tried and tried but he kept on refusing pinkies. So I just stuck it out and fed him a skink or gecko once a week, it was not convenient at all, but it was worth it as I hate force feeding and avoid it as far as possible. So for two years I caught a skink once a week while still offering mice. He eventually took one, then another, but after the third week refused them again. Back to skinks ! And now finally, for about two or three months has been taking adult mice and is a healthy adult male in beautiful condition. So my advice would be just to tough it out and start catching geckos and skinks.

PS. I tried scenting and braining on numerous occasions with no success. As for the winter, mine stopped eating both in 2010 and 2011 and I am waiting to see what happens this year. During his fasts, I force fed him a pinkie every two to three weeks.
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Re: Baby housie

Postby dobby7 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:04 pm

I will have to catch a few skinks then. Its such a mission though! Thanks for the advice, It really helps.
If you cant beat them, join them. If you cant join them, shoot them.
1.1.0 Red tail boas
1.4.2 Corn Snakes
0.0.2 Heralds
1.1.0 Brown House snakes
1.1.0 Copperheads
0.0.2 Leopard geckos
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Re: Baby housie

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:05 pm

Yes you will. Haha, tell me about it ! But it's worth it. Try and get them in the open, like a wall's surface they might be basking on. Makes things a lot easier !
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