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Old 06-08-17, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Feeding help

Since I first got my noodle she's been accustomed to eating live pinkies and fuzzys. But since my recent move live feeders are no longer available and I had to switch to frozen feeders. My noodles last feed was May 12 and we moved May 18. I've since tried to feed her the frozen feeders every week and still haven't been successful. Am I doing something wrong? I thaw them in warm water and then dry them off, occasionally move them in front of her to get her intrigued but all she'll do is lay her head on it or avoid the mouse completely. Is she just Unsure since it isn't alive? Itll be a month since she's last eaten on the 12th of this month. Should I be worried?
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Old 06-08-17, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Feeding help

Have you tried any other methods of getting her to eat other than just wiggling the mouse around? I.e. braining? I have a friend who has a Kenyan and he wouldn't eat for her for quite awhile after she got him from his breeder. I've had 3 go off food for a few months at a time...as frustrating as it is, they all started back up. They were all used to eating frozen though, I wasn't switching them. I'm sure someone will come along with some help
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Old 06-08-17, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Feeding help

My KSB was used to live feeding before I got him, the only way he eats now (F/T) is leaving the mouse in overnight. Dangling it in front or around him only results in him going into full hide-mode.

Also, no need to worry, these guys can go very long without food if they wish. Mine (adult male) feeds every 14 days, and occasionally skips a meal meaning the next offering will be another week at least, and even then sometimes refuses and goes a full month without eating.

Their metabolism is very slow.
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Old 06-08-17, 04:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you you guys! I'll try leaving it overnight tomorrow and hopefully she'll eat
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Old 06-09-17, 12:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No i haven't tried other methods with the mouse. I'm not even sure how to do any of that. I just wish we had live mice at pet shops. But I will keep trying. Thank you you guys
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