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Quail Eggs for a Kingsnake?

Discussion in 'Kingsnakes' started by Guppyfry, May 2, 2012.

  1. Guppyfry

    Guppyfry Member

    Can you give Quail eggs to a California Kingsnake? My Kingsley is about seven year old snake, and all he has ever had are frozen/thawed mice and rat pups.

    I saw a flat of Quail eggs in a supermarket yesterday, and got me wondering.
  2. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

    The ones at the supermarket are not fertile so they don't contain the nutrients that fertile eggs do. Some snakes will eat them, but you need to find the fertile ones, with a growing embreyo inside.
  3. bigboas

    bigboas Elite Member

    I'm just wundering why do you want to change his diet at seven years old? He's acustomed to frozen food, if he would eat an egg whut will you do if you can't get them anymore? For a kingsnake I feel rodent is the way to go, changeing him from rodent to eggs is like changeing him to snakes. I personaly don't think he would eat an egg.
  4. Guppyfry

    Guppyfry Member

    Just thought it would be good for variety - since some colubrids do eat bird eggs in the wild.

    He is doing very well on mice, I think I'll just keep it that way. Thanks!

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