Feeding your snake is among the most important sections of snake ownership. However snakes don’t eat very often, baby snakes can consume twice a week, but as they grow they get onto a longer once a week program. Snakes eat small rodents, generally mice, rabbits and rats. There are lots of distinct sizes for to pick from so that your snake is joyful and health from birth all the way until he’s a 10 foot long monster (just joking).
Everything you start with when you’re feeding a baby snake are known as pinkies.
Pinkies are infant mice which are from 1-5 days old.
They are.5-3 g in weight
and They’re anywhere from.5-1″ in length
After that you simply continue to continue to get larger mice since your pet snake keeps growing.
You always want to be certain you have the appropriate size rodent for your snake. You want to make certain the mouse doesn’t go beyond the circumference of your snake’s body at its largest point. However you also need to be certain the bark you select is not to small since it won’t fill up the snake.
There are two distinct methods available for you for feeding your pet snake, live and frozen.
Frozen is normally more convenient because you can get them at mainly any pet shop and all you will need to do is thaw and feed. Frozen rodents can also be a guaranteed weight and you can be sure your snake is getting the Right nutrition for his size
Lots of individuals still prefer to go the live course. This can be a bit more difficult as if you purchase more than one mouse at a time; you need to make certain to keep them alive and fed until it’s time to feed your snake.
With a live animal that you wish to ensure that you keep an eye on it while your snake is chasing its dinner you would like to be certain the rodent doesn’t bite your snake because they may carry disease and might make your snake ill or hurt your snake. Because of this I generally prefer to go the suspended route.
A lot of individuals are fearful of feeding live rodents for their snake because they believe that this will make him more aggressive or abusive towards them. However in the event that you continue to take care of your snake on a regular basis this shouldn’t become a problem. You want to make certain you aren’t just putting your hand to the snake habitat to feed him or else he’ll begin to believe that your hand means it’s feeding time and might lash at you.
When feeding your snake you need to be certain he knows the food is there so it doesn’t just sit there and begin to rot. The simplest way to do this with a frozen mouse is merely to dangle it (using a pair of tweezers) in front of the snake which makes it seem like it’s moving around, many times the snake while hit right out in the mouse, grab it and start eating.
When feeding your snake you need to make sure not to manage him the entire day prior. This sets the snake into a different mindset and that he won’t want to eat. You also want to take care not to deal with the snake for a minimum of two days afterwards. Snakes need time to digest there food, and if you manage him through this time he can vomit back his food up because of messing with digestion procedure.
If you’re having trouble getting your snake to eat, try to place his food straight into his hiding place. This way the food is right in his safe place and he’ll feel secure eating. Another thing you can do is known as the deli cup technique. This should help the snake feel protected and help facilitate feeding.