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Old 07-24-17, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!
Such question. I started to make a new snake room at home. And I need place for their live food, which we grow by ourself. And the question is- Do the snakes will feel smell of rats through a stone wall if the rats will be in the next room?
It better to know now, because Burmese are not such snakes, whom can be provoked... =))


Maybe someone has experience in this. I will be very glad to your advice and thoughts
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Old 07-24-17, 05:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Distance between snakes and their food?!

Is there any ventilation or ductwork connecting the two areas?
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Re: Distance between snakes and their food?!

I used to breed mice, and kept them inside. There were 3 tubs with 3-5 mice in each kept in the living room right outside the snake room. The only thing separating them was a door, and not a single snake seemed to be aware of or bothered by their presence. Nobody got into feeding frenzies, nobody went off of food, they went about their business like usual. I assume the same would be true of rats, considering at that time over half of my snakes were eating mice.
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Is there any ventilation or ductwork connecting the two areas?
No, both rooms are isolated at all
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I used to breed mice, and kept them inside. There were 3 tubs with 3-5 mice in each kept in the living room right outside the snake room. The only thing separating them was a door, and not a single snake seemed to be aware of or bothered by their presence. Nobody got into feeding frenzies, nobody went off of food, they went about their business like usual. I assume the same would be true of rats, considering at that time over half of my snakes were eating mice.
Sounds good. Then I hope that I also will have no problem with it.
I have about 100 rats and the same many сhickens That`s why it can be a problem- But if you say that must be OK- than I feel relax.
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Sounds good. Then I hope that I also will have no problem with it.
I have about 100 rats and the same many сhickens That`s why it can be a problem- But if you say that must be OK- than I feel relax.
I never bred my rodents to that degree, but as long as the smell isn't overpowering I don't see why it would be a problem.

I have also seen other keepers with large rodent breeding populations inside their homes such as yourself have similar experiences as I did with my snakes. Be prepared to find a snake among your rodents if one were to ever escape, however. haha
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Re: Distance between snakes and their food?!

I would advise going from feeder room to snake room in the same clothes. The scent on you will get their attention. Other then that you're probably fine.
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No. Snakes will not run away from their room, because there will be a special plastic+glass door with lock im room and terrariums will be made by full block stone with same plastic+glass doors. And the rodents room also will be with door.
We have small dogs and cat, and we must protect them too =)))
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I would advise going from feeder room to snake room in the same clothes. The scent on you will get their attention. Other then that you're probably fine.
Well, I anyway cannot neutralize the whole smell of rodents in the house. To me the main thing is that snakes are not go crazy about beside
with rodents. =)
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I would advise going from feeder room to snake room in the same clothes. The scent on you will get their attention. Other then that you're probably fine.
Thank you. Yes I also think so too
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Thanks to all!!!
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Re: Distance between snakes and their food?!

I used to have a large colubrid collection, and I bred my own mice in the same room. I'm sure that the snakes could smell them (when the windows were down, my whole neighborhood probably smelled them), but I never had any issues. The snakes fed well, and were handleable on non-feeding days.
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I used to have a large colubrid collection, and I bred my own mice in the same room. I'm sure that the snakes could smell them (when the windows were down, my whole neighborhood probably smelled them), but I never had any issues. The snakes fed well, and were handleable on non-feeding days.
Yeah, me too.... I wouldn't handle a rodent...then a snake, but other than that...I wouldn't worry too much.
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Excellent! Then, I'm not worry anymore.
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You breed the chickens inside too??
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