Baby Womas strike at food but miss

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wm460

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We now have 5 Woma hatchlings, they look healthy, very active, the only problem is they strike at presented food but continue to miss. Not one can grab & hold on to the food. What can we do to help them eat
 

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It is most probably defensive strikes. Something most hatchlings do as anything that moves in front of them that early in their lives could be a potential predator.
How old are they? Womas and Blackheads are usually a bit tricky to get feeding and I never try until they are 3-4 weeks old. Even then, you might have to use a few tricks to get them feeding.
 

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Thanks for the advice Alan. We think they are around one week in age and we have just separated them from their parents. They are a bit of a surprise.
 
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