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Old 11-16-03, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Live prey

I don't feed my corn live rhodents, but I find live lizards (brown anoles, green anoles, bark anoles) pose little to no threat to a corn. It's a beautiful process to watch, too!
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Old 11-16-03, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about feeding live lizards, personally I can't do it, too cruel for me, but that is only IMO
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Living in South Florida, lizards are very abundant and easy to catch. They're a natural part of a Corn's diet, too, when they are found wild down here.
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well just on that note, I am not sure about you feeding live wild lizards.. I mean you could be risking parasites and other diseases.. you might want to not do that.. better safe than sorry I think
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Yikes. I wouldn't feed wild-caught prey, as they probably carry all sorts of parisites, and possibly mites, that could transfer to your snake. You should probably get it onto f/t mice or rats asap.
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Oops, sorry angel. Guess we posted at the same time.
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Funny how feeding animals one animal will make someone squeamish, but feeding another is okay.

I have to admit that seeing bunnies defrost for a Burmese python makes me feel all mushy inside for the rabbit.

A friend of mine wanted a snake for a long time. She's a vegetarian and didn't want one because she couldn't feed it live. Then she discovered frozen rodents so she finally got the snake.
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I think feeding live is ok, as a last resort. But feeding something live WILD prey??????? Thats risking alot just to watch it kill something, think of all the parasites, and other bad things that can transfer to your snake.
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And if you HAVE been feeding it wild-caught lizards, you should have a vet check it out, just make sure there are no parasites, ect.
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Old 11-16-03, 10:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i would also be worried about pesticides as well, as they are indiscriminate on what they kill
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Old 11-16-03, 10:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have to agree, who wants to give their animals worms. and who wants to treat for worms?
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are your corns wild too?
i too am very iffy on feeding wild prey dead or alive
but hey if he caught these corns himself then continuing feeding live wild caught lizards isnt a big deal i guess

but on the other hand if you want your snake to live a long happy healthy life get it on frozen rats a.s.a.p
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but hey if he caught these corns himself then continuing feeding live wild caught lizards isnt a big deal i guess
Still just as big a deal IMO. When taken in to captivity, all the natural parasite control is taken away and infestations can become fatal to the animal. When you make the decision to keep an animal in captivity, special adaptations must be made to ensure its health and well-being.

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A friend of mine wanted a snake for a long time. She's a vegetarian and didn't want one because she couldn't feed it live. Then she discovered frozen rodents so she finally got the snake.
LOL they seem to lose all the cute factor as soon as they freeze up
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LOL they seem to lose all the cute factor as soon as they freeze up
Indeed they do!
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