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    Thamnophis inspectus Zephyr's Avatar
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    When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    I have found that feeding each individual a piece of worms is not only time consuming but ineffective.

    However, what I have found is that chopping the worms into baby snake head sized pieces decreases food fights and allows each snake to eat to and not beyond its capacity. *Ever seen a snake struggle wit ha night crawler who's decide he wants out of that snake's mouth?*

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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    Well you could always seperate them when you feed them if that's a problem.
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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    Yeah, I think we all chop worms to the appropriate size...nice! They are inclined to crawl back out if they can!
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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    yah my snake ate a worm one time and i was going to give him another when the snake was opening its mouth to re-aline its jaw the worm crawled back out, when my snakies have their babies come springtime i think im going to make a mix of pinkie parts, worm parts, small fish or cut up big ones, i was wondering if i could put all the babies together im excpetcing like 30 because the female puget had 7 babies with its last owner and the female maritime had 20 so i was wondering if i could put them all together?
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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    I've done that, mixing pinky parts, fish parts, and night crawlers at a ration of 25%, 25%, and 50%. Really works wonders.
    That along with braining.

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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    Most of us feed as less worms as possible, I think, because worm diet produce most feces.
    But Ive also feeded night crawlers "ad libitum" to subadult snakes and they had to swallow several worms twice.
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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr View Post
    I have found that feeding each individual a piece of worms is not only time consuming but ineffective.*
    Robin and I feed are snakes seperate because we like to watch them eat and Five just ate her first meal without help

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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    I used to keep my valley(t.s. fitchi), sierra (t. couchii), and western terrestrial(t.e. elegans) garters all together. I finally decided it was just much easier to house them separately. Plus the terrestrial was catching up in size and starting to attack the others when he got in feeding mode. I had to forcibly separate him from the valley several times.

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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    So far, all I've found around here is red wigglers and those are bad, correct? A friend suggested I try home depot's garden department for regular earthworms.

    Do any of yall here in the states order earthworms online?

    The ironic thing is that I live near the lake, you'd think one of the stores that carries fishing bait would have them, but all they carry is fancy stuff.
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    Re: When feeding multi-housed snakes...

    Do you have a Petsmart in your area?

    In the frozen fish food area, they have nightcrawlers in styrofoam boxes. I think it is $3.99 for two dozen... not a great price, but should be available in your area.
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