Yellow faced Whip Snake juvenile

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  1. Shadytree

    Shadytree New Member

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    Hello, I am a wildlife carer in NSW. Have recently rescued a juv. YFWS that has been cat attacked it has damage to body & will be in care for a while. Have started on antibiotics for the damage done by the cat attack. My question is, does anyone know what these snakes will eat in captivity??
     
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    Unfortunately juveniles only eat skinks and other small reptiles. Depending on where you're located you could feed it a small Asian House Gecko?

    Best of luck with the YFW, Shadytree. :)
     
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    Juvenile Whips can be very difficult to maintain even when they are in good condition. As Foozil mentioned they will take small to medium skinks like those of the Lampropholis group (Grass skinks) as well as juvenile Copper- tailed Skinks (Ctenotus taeniolatus). Grass Skinks are often found in both suburban and rural areas and easy to catch where Copper-tails are pretty quick and can be a lot harder to come by. If you can get your hands on them, they'll also take juveniles of small species of frogs especially Litoria fallax. Best of luck.
     
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    --- Automatic Post Merged, Mar 29, 2018, Original Post Date: Mar 29, 2018 ---
    Thanks for your replies folks..unfortunately the little snake has died from it's injuries..
     
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    I'm sorry to hear.
     
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    sorry to hear
     

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