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Thoughts On Switching Jcp Over To Rats?

Discussion in 'Carpet/Diamond Pythons' started by CTU2fan, May 24, 2015.

  1. CTU2fan

    CTU2fan Elite Member

    Currently my girl is about 3' long and eating adult mice, around 20g mice. For now that's fine, but she'll need to switch over to rats which I'm told can be tricky with carpets. Any thoughts on what's worked for this? I'm thinking maybe put a few similar sized rats in the bag of frozen mice to scent them, but I'm open to any suggestions.
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Try skipping a week feeding and then feed a smaller mouse and while it is swallowing lead a rat pup in behind the mouse.
  3. CTU2fan

    CTU2fan Elite Member

    O thanks I hadn't thought of that, I've done that to try to get a live feeder onto frozen/thawed and it worked.
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Thats been my standard way of converting BPs to F/T.
  5. Horrorphile

    Horrorphile Active Member

    Also it's worth a try just switching. I have never had a problem switching my Carpets from mice to rats. I just changed one week when they were the proper size. I definitely agree with Merlin's advice if you are having trouble though.

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