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This is a serious question !! :)

I have a Royal that was off his food for ages age ages but then after months of trying mice , chicks , rats , hamsters , gerbils and even multimates ... he finally wolfed down two , thawed day old chick HEADS !!
Then a few successful feeds of two whole chicks ..

So fast forward a couple of months of not eating / refusing chicks and mice and tonight he ate two chick heads again !!


What the hell is going on ?

Why refuse all those other things yet eat thawed chick heads ??

Could it be something like leaking brain matter / smell ??




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Maybe the fact it was a small meal. I wonder if you'd offered him a rat pup or mouse fluff he'd have taken them.


I suppose that’s a good thing to try !!

He’s such a huge fella I assumed he’d want man-size meals :)

It’s odd that he’s twice opted to eat two chick heads just left in a dish in the corner .

He’s very active and shows no signs of being nervous when I dangle warmed up critters in front of his nose -he just shows no interest..



I’ll try him with a SMALL mouse tonight !!

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Well I tried him with a small mouse ... nothing !!

Thankfully he took two full day old chicks tonight so that’s a relief .. after a mini fast of 10 weeks zz


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Well I tried him with a small mouse ... nothing !!

Thankfully he took two full day old chicks tonight so that’s a relief .. after a mini fast of 10 weeks zz


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Next plan Zinc.........a mouse marinated in chick heads ,the ole classic scented bait and switch trick ;)
 
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