OH MY GOD JUST EAT THE FOOD
God damn it I get so frustrated when a snake doesn’t eat. Like, Biscuit was really rarin’ to go, she actually struck at the side of the tub which she’s never done before, but she struck weird and now she’s freaked herself out and won’t eat, and I’m like “gad damn it eat you have to eat to live oh my god”
I’ve stopped wiggling stuff for Jaffa to strike because I think he needs more mental stimulation, so I’ve been hiding his food. He’s really doing well with that (he’s very good at hunting) and I think it will tire him out a little more.
I used to feed him two m.ice when he wasn’t ready for r.ats but still needed more food, and I’d have him strike one and then hunt for the second, and ever since I switched him to r.ats he’ll finish his meal and then still be hunting around. Hopefully this stops that.
I’m considering doing the same for the girls for similar reasons. I think they need more mental stimulation, and I think it will be less likely for them to get strike anxiety and lose their appetite.
GADDAMNIT BISCUIT I SEE YOU LOOKIN’ AT THE R.AT, EAT IT
She’s just lookin’ at it right now, keeps pokin’ her head out. Oooh you are gonna kill me, girl. I mean, I know she’s totally fine if she doesn’t eat, she could go months, but it’s still RRRRGH
I still don’t think I could love any other species of snake more than these beeps, but woof.