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    Re: Idea to get baby snake to eat?

    Pictures coming? Kinda curious about just how small he is.
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    Re: Idea to get baby snake to eat?

    I can post a few from when I first found him. I actually found one even smaller, but it got away. He's grown a little since I first found him, but most of the other wild newborns were a little bigger than him. They also look a little different. More normal, with the grayish black and a yellow stripe. He seems to have more brown.

    Another question, though: he is eating well now. I usually offer him food every other day to every two days or so, consisting of whatever I have found in the garden where he was caught (small worms and slugs). Should I limit his eating in any way, or just let him be the judge of how much he needs? I usually collect a few slugs and worms into a plastic container, feed him, then release and repeat (if I don't release the crawlers they just die in the container). I put him in with all of them so he has options, and some days he will eat quite a bit.

    Here's the pictures of when I first caught him: 21641423_10214315426657767_46423481_n.jpg21272632_10214231922450214_9166186499659097291_n.jpg
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    Re: Idea to get baby snake to eat?

    He looks so cute! I am also a fan of the buffet approach to feeding, but that is mostly because mine will not take food from me directly.

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    Re: Idea to get baby snake to eat?

    Be sure to remove any old sheds. They can be a death trap for smaller snakes.
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    Re: Idea to get baby snake to eat?

    He's only shed once so far, but I can tell he's bigger. I removed it; if it gets wet or anything it gets annoying to remove, and I see it as waste so I remove them all anyways. I took that picture before I even knew the shed was there haha. It was fresh. But that was a few weeks back.
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    Re: Idea to get baby snake to eat?

    Congrats on getting him to thrive, I know it is a challenge with babies.

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    Re: Idea to get baby snake to eat?

    I wasn't sure I would be able to get him to eat at first, but he seems to be doing really well, so I'm happy. Hopefully he will eventually warm up to me, too.
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