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Feeding Jungle Carpet Python

Discussion in 'Carpet/Diamond Pythons' started by SPruitt22, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. SPruitt22

    SPruitt22 Active Member

    I just got one that is barely a foot long, so is of course very nippy, and was wondering what was the best way to feed her. Should I remove her from her tank to a smaller tub or something to eat and then return her afterward or should I just feed her in her enclosure? I have never had an arboreal snake so am unsure of which would be best. Thank you.
  2. Darkbird

    Darkbird Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I have never found a reason for feeding outside the enclosure. I know some do it, and successfully, but it adds a bunch of steps and possible trouble points. And with young snakes it can easily stress them to the point that they will refuse food. So I would feed in the enclosure, with no handling until it is eating regularly. Then you can start short sessions with it to start calming it down. A small hook might be helpful in that process, hook training has work well with my green tree pythons, some of which are extremely aggressive feeders.
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