from mice to rats.

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  1. python119

    python119 Not so new Member

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    hello. i have a scrubby hatchling that will only eat mice.
    what have people found to be the best way to get a snake to go from mice to rats.
    thanks in advance.
     
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    townsvillepython Well-Known Member

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    try scenting the rat with the mouse . defrost them in the same bag also give him a slightly smaller mouse and as soon as that has been eaten try him on the rat if he's got a good feeding response it should smash it
     
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    I breed my own, so i just put a rat in the mouse cage for a while.
    also follow feeding can work
     
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    try dipping the rat in egg
     
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    I did this too ...worked well
     
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    whne the snake is just about to swallow the tail end of the mouse gently put the head of the rat in its mouse.. thats what i am doing with my diamond though he still wont eat a rat first at lease hes getting some in his diet
     
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    I have also scented rats with a mouse. I have always just rubbed the rat and mouse together. I give them a good rubbing over initially and then lessen the amount of contact with each feed after. Hasn't failed for me yet.
     
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    for myself al i done was bump up the temps a little bit higer a week prior and let there feed day go over a few more then normal and mine all 4 of them smashed the rats and have not looked back i dont know if i striked it lucky or the method i was told to do before offering the rat has helped and made them extra hungry but this worked well for me or as others have said scenting usualy works a treat

    good luck
     
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    They can't be this fussy in the wild! lol
     
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    for mine,i just thawed a mouse in the same water as the rats and they took the rats immediately
     
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    thank you for all the replys.
     
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