BHS Rescue - eating problem

Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:44 am

Unforgiven I would also give both a try since you can never know. What I have noticed with this species, in wild caught individuals is that they often refuse rats. They accept live mice, but not dead. And oddly enough, I have dealt with a specimen that would refuse white mice and only accepted dark coloured mice.
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby Jamster » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:32 pm

Any snake that is in captivity for any period of time will survive in the wild, provided it is released into the correct environment and with the correct food items available. I highly doubt natcon is sitting around waiting to catch a guy with a house snake. You seem to .be doing a good job, keep him for a shedding or two and then release in the appropriate area
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby Unforgiven » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:26 pm

Update. Tried on the weekend with a rat pinky again. Nudged her a bit with it. She bit it a couple times then proceeded to try and eat it, but as soon as the head is in she regurges. She tried a few times then stopped.

She is definitely hungry, but her jaw/ throat seems to be stopping her. Gonna try with a day old mouse pinky and see if its small enough to go down, if not then I really dont know. She has about enough meat on her to last another 2 or 3 months
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby Unforgiven » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:43 pm

Just got a call from my girlfriend at home.

The snake ate a mouse pinky, 2 days old. This is great news that the snake has eaten, but I can't feed 7 to 8 pinkies at a time. Any ideas?
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby gekosin » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:56 pm

I dont know much about i would rather just keep giving it smaller meals and once you are satisfied with it eating slowly increase the size? as you said the snake still has body mass and it is now eating so it should be ok?
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby TonyK » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:38 pm

Well done,I am sure your problems are over.
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby Serpent » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:38 am

Excellente! Keep feeding her the pinkys bud, if thats all she's taking, they will keep her going for now. Hopefully that little meal will pick up her spirits and confidence too. You can move onto fuzzies soon enough I should think. I am sure that her neck injury has created quite a bit of scar tissue around her throat, which will certainly be tighter than normal tissue and could pose as a problem when she is fed large prey. Small meals more often are probably not a bad idea for now.

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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby Unforgiven » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:34 am

Thanks for the replies guys, gonna try maybe 4 or 5 day old pinks when I get them. Another 2 of my mice droped today so all looks good.
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Re: BHS Rescue - finally she shed

Postby demonica » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:57 pm

On the matter regarding my house snake mice fuzzies are a bit big for her she battles to get them down. I been feeding her mice pinkies of about 4 days old and she has now shed. Although the shedding is mostly whole, she still has some stuck on her head it can't come off just yet coz it pulls on the broken part of her jaw and its to painful for her to take it off. The gashes on her side however has healed nicely and the scabs have come off with her shedding. So no more worrying over the brown house she is making a great recovery.
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby sharkbait » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:24 am

nice work... maybe a bath in some luke warm water will help get the remaining shed off... if not, I don't think you should stress about that, it will come off eventually.
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby Unforgiven » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:01 pm

Quick update for you guys

She has shed twice, but still refuses to eat on her own. Great news is her second eye has emerged and she is eating fuzzies.

Here's a pic for you guys
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby bradmiller » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:44 pm

Well done - lovely story glad the snake is doing well.
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby demonica » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:55 pm

I did good healing her didn't I. She picking up some weight now so I happy she getting better :D
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby Bushviper » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:19 am

I doubt that she would have survived these injuries in the wild. Well done.
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Re: BHS Rescue - eating problem

Postby shadowfoot » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:44 am

Well done! It's nice to hear success stories like these.
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