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Old 06-03-2013, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Genter View Post
Thanks for the advice. In terms of feeding though - are all pythons basically "Strike" feeders?
Not strictly, no... I have only a basic knowledge of snakes myself so someone feel free to correct me, but there are several different 'types' of feeders when it comes to snakes, and such feeding behaviours aren't strictly limited to one species over another.
Strike feeders will basically launch themselves at their food when presented to them with tongs.
Drop feeders will go for their food when it's left for them in the viv.
It's all down to the individual snake, really.

That's my understanding, anyway

0.1.0 H. Caudicinctus - "Panya"
0.1.0 R. Auriculatus "Lotus"
1.1.0 F. Catus - "Dudley" and "Kitten"
1.1.0 C. lupus familiaris - "Jazzy" and "Gizmo"

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