Jungle/Coastal Feeding Issues

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  1. Rob Colbert

    Rob Colbert Not so new Member

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    Big hello to everyone,

    I know in my part of Australia and part of the world snakes are hybernating or brumanating depending on your word of choice and can be picky feeders.

    My 7 year old Jungle Coastal Cross has eat two Adult Rats in about 4 months and is so picky.

    Are there any signs I can look for to see if he is hungry without defrosting a $30 rat and it going to waste?


    Thank you for your help in advance

    Kind regards Rob
     
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    No need to feed it, it’s winter
     
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    Rob Colbert Not so new Member

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    Thank you for your reassurance Neil J
    I love my boy and would rather ask then regret. Thank you again for your kind reply
     
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    No worries mate my concern would be and I don’t know if this is true but if you cooled the snake the food will rot in its guts and potentially kill it. Snake knows best

    I got a couple yearling girls I feed they digested on night heat now I put them in cooling tubs and wait till they empty out before introducing male, when they start to pace.

    Thanks for your kind reply I’m not the snake whisper but ive seen questions like this before and simple answer is to cold for them.
     
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    Great information. Much appreciated and taken on board
     
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    Are you throwing the rat away after the snake refuses the food?

    You can refreeze the rat and use it again. When any of my snakes refuse food, I put the mouse/rat in a clip seal plastic bag and write the date and the snake that refused the feed on the bag.
    I defrost it again after three months and offer it back to the same snake.
     
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    G'day Nick. Yes I have either been feeding my other python or throwing them away.

    I wasn't sure how long or if I could keep them. Thank you for the advice. I will certainly give it a go
     
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    It is more of a case of making sure that they have been frozen long enough to kill any bacteria etc.
     
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    Just wondering where you are paying 30$ for a rat :O better be a dog-sized rat :p

    i recommend Rodent farm, as they ship everywhere in Aus and their prices are unbeatable (unless you're friends with a breeder)

    http://www.rodentfarm.com.au/

    I usually buy $300 bulk for the free shipping

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    Unit Quantity: 4 (equivalent to 4 standard packs)
    Unit Size: 250g-450g
    Total Weight: 1kg (approx.)
     
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