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Old 21-06-2008, 04:07 PM
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Hey all

My RPs are really fussy and to date have only taken defrost food once, do you think id have more luck if i tried defrost chicks?

I work at a small and we'v just purchased a pet corn snake for our older boys, i was wondering if he might benefit from a chick to give him a bit more veriaty than just mice? He's at least 4ft long.

Last question!
Does scenting work if the chicks are dead? If i give the chick a good long thaw then rub it all over a mouse will that work for my 08 royal ya think?

Many many thanks, Craig

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Old 21-06-2008, 04:51 PM
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I deffo wouldn't give chicks.
They are not very nourishing & make poops much softer.
(Been keeping snakes since 1990 & still learning)
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Old 21-06-2008, 05:22 PM
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try not to feed chicks esp if yer corn is on defrost,regarding the royal,yes try scenting a mouse with the chick,the worst thats gonna happen is its still not going to eat....
aswell,once the mouse is defrosted,make sure its warm,dip its head in hot water,hairdryer it,warming it under a light etc....
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Old 21-06-2008, 06:06 PM
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As said day old chicks hold very little nutritional value, so mostly just good for getting Royals to break a fast. mine used to always eat one when he turned his nose up at mice. As for scenting, try slitting chicks belly open and rubbing defrosted mice in that!
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