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Old 01-30-04, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering....
My kenyan sand boa didn't eat because it is in shed. Could I give its pinkie to my burmese? This isn't the only thing I'm feeding my burmese, but my burm is about 3 and 1/2 feet long. I worried that it might transfer some kind of disease, but I don't want to waste the pinkie.
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Old 01-30-04, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Eh. Just toss it. I see no point personally in feeding any size burmese a pinky.

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See the problem is I already bought the pinkie and a rat for my burm. I tried feeding the kenyan last night but it didn't want to eat and I tried again this morning and still no luck. So I was debating should I give it to my burm or let it go to waste. Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-30-04, 04:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just refreeze it and try again after your sand boa sheds.
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I would just throw it out IMHO. I never share prey items between snakes, just to be on the safe side. Also, a pinky is way too small for even a hatchling Burmese. I wouldn't recommend refreezing it, you already tried twice. If you don't want to waste it, chuck it outside for the critters to eat... should be picked up pretty quickly
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Any leftovers I have(not so much anymore with 12 snakes to try), I usually give to the cat. Sounds sick, but I figure she catches tons out in the woods, these ones are probably no worse for her. Find a local cat and give them a treat...
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I wouldn't risk any chance of cross-contamination over the price of a pinky mouse. Its hardly worth the effort for the Burm to even eat it LOL Mark
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If one of our snakes rejects, we usually just toss it. I'm with Mark, there's no point in risking cross-contamination, especially over such a cheap and easy to get prey item.
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I was always under the impression that you cannot re freeze mice/rats. Is this true??
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