Good call! This is the person who called me ignorant because I don't force feed my royal after having it for one day. I don't mind answering anyones questions, to the best of my knowledge, no matter how stupid they may sound. What I do not like is people doing stuff to a snake they have bought (or any other animal) with no knowledge at all and then asking questions later when the anmal seems stressed.
You just leave the pinky in there for ages? Is that all you do, leave it in there? Have you dangled it about as if it were alive? Is the mouse warmed through thoroughly? Have you brained the mouse (not sure if that's possible with pinkies as they're small)? How long do you leave it before trying to feed again? Trying to feed every night will stress the snake out and that will make it not eat
You don't have to force feed it, just give it a slightly bigger prey item. Snakes need to be given time to settle in to their surroundings and they're built to go for long periods of time without food so wanting to force feed a Royal because it has missed one feed is the wrong thing to do.
Would you like someone to hold you down a ram your tea down your throat when you're not hungry?...or perhaps something you really don't like?
If it's done right and for the right reasons it might keep them alive. I'm not sure if it will do much to keep them HEALTHY.ok thanks but i got told that force feeding doesnt hurt them i wont do it again :2thumb: