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Old 11-16-03, 10:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Live feeding should be avoided, I'd rather force feed then feed live. I've seen snakes eat their prey live, with out constricting first (fortunately it was a pinky).

Even supervised live feeding can result in death, a single bite can cause an infection that can kill a snake. A rat can chew through concrete, imagine what it can do to your snakes spine.

How long does it take for a rat to bite? how long would you take to interfere between the rat and your snake?

I know I'm not going to change anyone's mind that is sure live feeding is fine. but hopefully some one is persuaded by this posting.
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