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Feeding!!!

Discussion in 'Carpet/Diamond Pythons' started by robdavis305, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. robdavis305

    robdavis305 Member

    I purchased a Jungle last night and its my first adult. I have to others but they are 2011 babies. The guy I bought the Jungle from last night said he feeds him Lrg rats and that he only ate live. Is there certain or right way to swap him over th F/T ? Thanks for all your info!
     
  2. skelly98

    skelly98 Elite Member

    try:

    braining (spilling the brain out of the skull for scent)
    not feeding for a bit, and then wiggling a very warm one infront of him
    breaking- just keep trying!
    fresh killed and then frozen
    feeding one small live and then putting a frozen in his mouth after he is almost done swallowing the first one

    these are all jsut things i've read, i cant vouch for any of them except for braining.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    For your first try just do it. Then see if it requires special tricks.
    Give the snake a week or two to settle in, no handling. Then try to feed.
     
  4. diehardislanders

    diehardislanders Elite Member

    ... um.... pictures please!!
     
  5. TJOHNSON722

    TJOHNSON722 Elite Member

    Agreed. It's pretty much covered above. It sometimes takes a while especially with adults. Just don't give up and remember let him acclimate to his new environment before handling or attempting to feed. 2-3 weeks is nothing to an adult.
     

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