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Old 11-03-2013, 11:39 AM
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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
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:46 AM
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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
Definitely. Doing that also allowed me to make sure my pair of boas ate at the same time (in separate boxes) and I could clean their viv out without one or both being in there lol
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Definitely. Doing that also allowed me to make sure my pair of boas ate at the same time (in separate boxes) and I could clean their viv out without one or both being in there lol
Anythin that makes life easier and less stressful fr the snake is a go for me. Plus it makes things easier for the keeper too
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Anythin that makes life easier and less stressful fr the snake is a go for me. Plus it makes things easier for the keeper too
It does and once your collection builds. Which it inevitably does. Getting into a routine like that makes it so much easier to do everything. Although my boas used to come to the pub with me in the summer so my OH had chance to clean them out then hehe.

They were the main attraction in the pub.
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It does and once your collection builds. Which it inevitably does. Getting into a routine like that makes it so much easier to do everything. Although my boas used to come to the pub with me in the summer so my OH had chance to clean them out then hehe.

They were the main attraction in the pub.
Yup. It will grow, and it'll grow at lightening speed!
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Yup. It will grow, and it'll grow at lightening speed!

It definitely will. There's just something about it that turns you into a lunatic hoarder lol
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It definitely will. There's just something about it that turns you into a lunatic hoarder lol
Then you'll be know as the crazy snake lady!! Or man
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Then you'll be know as the crazy snake lady!! Or man
I am a man but was known as the crazy snake lady where I used to live. May be something to do with my 'sexual orientation' lol
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I am a man but was known as the crazy snake lady where I used to live. May be something to do with my 'sexual orientation' lol
Either way I can think of worse things to be called than crazy snake lady.
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Either way I can think of worse things to be called than crazy snake lady.
Most definitely. And I have been called many of them!

Sorry Genter, weve kinda taken over ur thread!
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