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Old 05-28-03, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how do you switch your snakes from mice to rats?

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Old 05-28-03, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have offered rats as i would a mouse and have never encountered any problems getting them to switch over.
Some say i'm lucky. I always feed f/t rats that are thawed in hot water. I put the rat in the water and it soaks up water while thawing. Makes it easier to swallow. They seen to enjoy it.
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Most of the time the switch will happen without any problems. If you have a picky eater sometimes it helps to scent a rat with a mouse. (Rub the mouse on the rat)
Be persistent, eventually your snake should take a rat.
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often with a picky feeder we'll feed a small mouse to get the snake in feeding mode followed with a small rat item. eventually you can ditch the mouse and just run with the mouse.
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