Originally Posted by Chance
Everybody has given good advice. Thankfully all my snakes except my hognose are/were strike feeders. With the hoggy you just leave the food in the viv and he'll come out at night and eat it at his own pace.
Personally I love snakes strike feeding as it is more natural and you can't beat the buzz of a massive boa lunging out of a box at you to grab the rat!!!
If you don't wanna get bitten in the viv feed your snake in a separate box. Thats what we did, then they don't associate your hands in the viv with food. Worked for me! Plus it gives you chance to give the viv a quick clean out whilst the snake is eating. You shouldn't handle them for a while after eating and try lift the box and let them move themselves back into the viv. If you handle too soon after feeding they can regurgitate! And thats minging.
Yup yup. I didn't want the strike coz of the kids but I can see the buzz. But it is good to have the time to give the viv a good clean knowing your snakes nice and safe munchin away