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Thom 11-23-2011 02:48 PM

Smiling Thank You

Thom 11-23-2011 02:52 PM

LOLOL I was going to show you your quote saying that you said I wasnt crazy but I thought oh what the heck as long as I know Im crazy thats all that counts. Right? lolol

lovesnuffles 11-23-2011 02:57 PM

LOL! Yes, all that counts is that you know you're crazy! The rest of the world will just have to be surprised!

Greg Nel 11-24-2011 06:38 AM

Thats exactly my point regarding the reference to experts. There are those that write books and those that share their daily experiences of herping. With your 25 years and Snuffles 5000 plus posts its your expertise i will rely on. You both feed in your vivs with no problems and i have done the same with my snakes and had no issues.

lovesnuffles 11-24-2011 02:25 PM

Almost 6000 :) ... Just throwing that out there ;) LOL ... How on earth did I possibly get so many posts!?

Thom 11-25-2011 12:24 AM

Good thing the number of posts are listed in the corner huh Suffles? Otherwise how would you know how many posts you have? smiling
Oh BTW....

lovesnuffles 11-25-2011 12:37 AM

Lol, I just noticed I've been here for four years, too. WOW! I must really love you guys to stick around THIS long! :P

Greg Nel 11-25-2011 10:37 AM

I am so glad i was able to elighten the world with all these posts and show how much free time you have which begs the question as to when you had the opportunity to ............. your 2 little herpers. Oops i forgot you mentioned you use a laptop.
PS thanks for sharing so much valuable info with us all. If you interested go to your user CP and under your stats it will show you every thread you started!

lovesnuffles 11-25-2011 06:13 PM

LOL Greg! Snuffles is a multi-tasker

DBG 11-27-2011 02:57 AM

I find it interesting that so many of you have been bit or nipped during feeding. I have never had that happen to me. I don't know if it's my technique or what.

Basically here is what I do: I put the warm prey in Storms feeding bin. I have a heat pad underneath it so that the bottom will warm up and not be cold to the touch when I place her in. I actually have a petrie dish where I place the mouse on.

Then after washing hands again (if I'm doing this alone and my son isn't helping) I'll come back into the room and get storm out of her enclosure. I place her gently in front of the prey, literally a few inches away, and she just goes for it, not stricking anymore, just basically slithers off my hands as I gently place her completely in the bin. Put the lid on and off I go.

Once the prey is taken care of, I turn the heat pad off and let her sit for 30 mins or so digesting it before putting her back into the enclosure. Again, washed my hands thoroughly. Picked her up, she has never taken interst at my hands even though her head is around my fingers sometimes. I gently place her back into her enclosure. As I put the screen top on, she crawls up against the side of the enclosure and she'll stay in that position for a few minutes checking out the enclosure top (as she does sometimes when I just place her back in after handling).

Have been doing this since I had her at 6 wks of age.

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