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 Baby pueblan giving me stress

So, I bought a pair of baby albino pueblans two weeks ago at the cleveland expo, and the male won’t eat. The female’s doing fine, but the male isn’t showing any interest. He’s not just a tiny hatchling, so I think he ate before, but I’m not sure. He shed a few days after I got him, so I figured that was the problem, but still nothing. And, I feed live, so I don’t think that should be the problem, but I’ll try anything.



09/30/12  06:46pm

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  Message To: Sandboaking   In reference to Message Id: 2281749


 Baby pueblan giving me stress

Perhaps the snake is used to f/t pinkies? Why do you feed live? From my experience breeding kings and milks for almost 30 years, it’s not that unusual for hatchling snakes to be intimidated or even scared when they first come across a live pinkie mouse.

Last season, one of my hatchling sinaloans waited 18 weeks before it decided to eat.



10/08/12  02:15pm

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  Message To: Peter54   In reference to Message Id: 2282421


 Baby pueblan giving me stress

I tried f/t, brained f/t and scenting with tuna, and chicken broth and a friend who bought a pair from the same dealer had the same problem, so he rubbed a pinky on the snakes’ mouthes and they ate, but all that did was freak this guy out. The reasoning for me feeding live is I’ve been burned several times on frozen feedings. I had a snake die from feeding frozen adults, I think I left it thawing too long, and I have balls and sand boas that just completely refuse frozen. When the snakes get up to large hoppers (in most cases) I kill my own mice so they aren’t bitten in the process.



10/16/12  04:25pm


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