Message To: Asokk In reference to Message Id: 213870
Additional ?ís por favor
Hi and welcome to the board. I will do my best to answer some of your questions, although there are others I don’t know the answer to. I’m sure there are others who can help you out as well.
1) It is recommended that you feed the snake items that are no more than 1.5 times as big as the widest part of the snakes body. If you can, pick out the smallest pinkies you can find. As she gets bigger it will get easier for her to handle the mice.
2) You can gently put her back into her home as soon as the mouse is down into her stomach. If this worries you, you can put the shoe box into her home and let her crawl out when she is ready.
3) You should not handle her for 24-48 house after she feeds. If you handle her too soon, she could regurgitate the mouse. That is no fun for you or the snake. How I do it--I feed the snake in the evening. I play with him or her (I have both) before feeding. Then the next day I don’t handle the snake at all. The second day after feeding, I play with the snake late in the evening so that it’s been about 48 hours since it has eaten. So far, this has worked will. No regurges, and I only have to go through one day of snake withdrawal.
4) Corn snakes are nonvenemous, so it won’t get fangs. They will, however have a good set of regular teeth.
5) I would go ahead and raise the temp of your tank a few degrees. If it is too cool, she will not digest properly which can lead to regurgitation.
6) I don’t know about this one. Maybe SCSnakeman can help you here...
Now, a question for you...Do you have pictures? Can you post one? Oops, that is two questions, but I really enjoy looking at everybody’s snakes.