If your snakes not eating take a hard look at your husbandry practices and the snakes natural history. Some snakes naturally stop eating, it's normal. Tricking it into eating baby birds may do more harm then good. Also in your suggestion you never mentioned what type of snake. Therefore you're implying that this is a good remedy for all snakes that are not eating. Again this may cause more harm then good. Chicks as laxatives, what's next?