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Old 06-17-02, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry finicky eater

Hey I need some help.. I have a female Albino burm who is about 7 months old and won't eat anything but mice. I've tried switching her over to rats cause the mice are just too small for her, is there any trick to getting her to switch. (my male eats anything I put in front of him.)
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Did you try Scenting the rats with a mouse?
or what we use to do (ball python)was give her a mouse, and when it is almost all the way down stick a rat in her mouth, we found usually they would just keep swallowing!
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Feeding burm's

Yep there fun to feed
Are you feeding live or frozen thawed prey.
It is a bit risky but giveing your burm live might be all she needs to awaken the preditor in her.
If your feeding frozen thawed you can try super heating your rat in hot water then rubbing a fresh killed adult mouse all over the rat the sent might fool her.
Or after giveing her the largest mouse you have , just as its going down slip a medium rat in right behind it, Its called chain feeding but it likely wont change her not wanting to take rats right away it could take a few times for her to get to know that they are food to .I had a friend who,s burm would take nothing but baby bunnys , We switched her up by chain feeding her like that .
There all different so you never know whatll work, im sure some of the others here can give you more idea's to try as well.
Hope this will help you out.
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Old 06-17-02, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It worked

thanks to those who responded to my question....I finally got her to eat a rat...(3 to be exact) thanks again:w
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