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PostSubject: Mice vs. Rats   Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:52 pm

Your opinion's on which is better for your reptile's Mice or Rats?

I prefer and use rat's for my Bp's I find them more nutritious for them, I prefer not to feed mice and well dont Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mice vs. Rats   Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:59 pm

im with ya but sadly i have 2 very very picky snakes that will only eat mice, ive tried time and time again but cant get them to eat rats, and tips other then rubbing the rats with a mouse would be very helpful
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PostSubject: Re: Mice vs. Rats   Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:07 am

Try tricking them into eating the rat let them constrict the mouse when the let go and move switch the mouse out with the rat ( has to be done quickly ) I've used this and it's worked sometime's sometime's it didn't... but every thing I have is eating rat's... cept the burm's Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mice vs. Rats   Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:11 am

i like the sounds of that, seeing how i am part ninja the swap shouldnt be too hard
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PostSubject: Re: Mice vs. Rats   Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:32 am

Another trick I have used, is feeding the snake a mouse and then immediately followed up with a smaller sized rat. After a few rats they get use to them... at least for the one snake I tried it on.
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PostSubject: Re: Mice vs. Rats   Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:32 am

I have one that will only eat mice, and my mojo will eat mice a lot and every once in a while she will eat a rat but it has to have some dark color in it. all white will never be touched.
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PostSubject: Re: Mice vs. Rats   Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:51 pm

smd58 wrote:
I have one that will only eat mice, and my mojo will eat mice a lot and every once in a while she will eat a rat but it has to have some dark color in it. all white will never be touched.

Yup sometime's the color of the rat does play into it not sure why it does but I too have heard from other breeder's and Bp keeper's that they have had simular problem's Laughing but then again anyone who keep's Bp's should know that they are and can be finiky eaters...
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