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Post  truitt-family on Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:19 pm

We are unable to get our little cal king snake to eat. We got her at the OKC expo and have not gotten her to eat yet. At this time, we would like to call in the experts from the group. You are experts, right? If anyone has any advice or would like to take her home with you to get her to eat, we would be honored. We just don't want her to die. She has shed once and is active. We have extra small pinkies f/t. We have opened her mouth, put it in. She looks like she is going to eat it, but then pulls off. We have tried this once or twice a week since we got her. Thanks for any help you can give us!
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Post  Snakeman on Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:06 pm

Try this:
Put her in a ventilated deli cup that's about 8" in diameter.
Get a live "red" (newborn) mouse.
Hold the red's head between your thumb and forefinger and poke a round toothpick
through the top of the skull. (Just barely penetrate the skull.)
Remove the toothpick and gently squeeze the skull between both fingers. (Squeeze just hard enough to get a little brain matter to come out.)
Put the red in the deli cup with her and put the deli cup in a dark location where she won't disturbed.
It would be best if you could do this in the evening and don't bother her or check on her until the next morning.
If this works, do the same thing again in one week and let me know what happens.

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Post  truitt-family on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:26 pm

So Larry, what I'm hearing you say is that you would love to take our precious Oreo (the snake) home with you and teach him to eat! Thanks so much! That sure is a relief! (Did you know that the Truitts are not able to inflict penetrating head trauma?). We can bring the beautiful kingsnake to the next meeting if that's okay. We are willing to pay!
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Post  Snakeman on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:37 pm

OK.
I'll see if I can get her to eat.
There's no charge because I'm not sure I'll be successful.
As you know our next meeting is Saturday afternoon at 2:00 P.M.
in the library.
Please bring her to that meeting.
We need to get on this if she hasn't eaten since you got her.

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got it

Post  truitt-family on Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:40 pm

we got it to eat Smile
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Post  Snakeman on Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:43 pm

Fantastic ! Very Happy

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