HOW TO FEED A PET SNAKE.
Why do you need to feed a snake?
So they don't die and so you don't get eaten.
The text you’re about to read, I
have gotten from How to Feed a
Snake Frozen Food
Edited by Nicole
Willson, Flickety, Sondra
The snake can turn on its owner and attack at any time. And if bitten you will need
SUPPLIES YOU NEED.
Dead rats. (can be bought at pet shops)
A tank or box to place the snake and food into.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW.
You need to have the snake to trust you.
Make sure that the snake is a happy one, and not a fussy eater.
HOW LONG THIS TAKES.
Where: at home is the best place to feed your pet.
When: At least once a week.
How long does it take to feed: It doesn't take any more then 5 mins, but check
after 15 mins.
Thaw the rodent in a bowl of warm water. Do NOT thaw it in the microwave! As
tempting as that may seem, it will cook the meat and make your snake ill.
Take the mouse out of the bowl when the timer goes off. Prepare feeding tongs if
you have them to pick up the mouse and keep your hand a safe distance from your
snake's hungry mouth.
Put the snake in its feeding area. It is highly recommended that you do not feed a
snake in its enclosure, as this causes to the snake to associate anything coming into the
cage as food (your hand, perhaps, could be mistaken).
Place the rodent in the area with the snake. Some snakes have no trouble eating a
thawed rodent, and will begin eating in around 15 minutes or so. If so, you are done and
you can return the snake to its usual enclosure.
If your snake is a picky eater, or has not eaten dead food before, you may have to
work a little harder at it at first. You can try wiggling the rodent by the tail in front of the
snake. Use a pair tongs if you do, to prevent an accidental bite. If the snake seems afraid
of the rodent, wiggle only a little and further away.
Put the snake back in its enclosure and let it digest its meal in a warm dark area.
Use caution when removing the snake, as it may still be in eating mode. Letting the
snake crawl out of the bin and then picking it up usually fixes this.