Does anyone here feed quail to their snake?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Emilys3guppies, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4.5 foot ball python who has only ever eaten live rats of various ages.

    I didn't get the quail to feed to my snake because I didn't realize you could. But, now that I've got both, I'm considering the quail as an inexpensive food supply for the snake as well as us. Haha.

    Anyone do it? She can handle a full size rat, so I'm thinking that when these quail are 4 weeks old they'll be a good size for her. Advice?

    Thanks,
    Emily
     
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  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
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    not gonna like my answer, sorry! Next~
     
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  3. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    My advice to buy a pet that doesn't require eating something alive. [​IMG]

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  4. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have included a disclaimer that I'm not looking to hear from naysayers only those who have experience with the subject at hand. Can we keep it productive please?
     
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  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I tried to feed mine a chick that died during hatching...he didn't want to have anything to do with it. I don't see why you couldn't try it if the snake will accept it.
     
  6. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    Quote:I tried to be polite and not fully answer. Thought that was being the better person. Maybe posting in a reptile forum might have given you a better answer, sorry if you felt i was naysaying!
     
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  7. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    I used to raise Ball pythons years ago. They will eat them, but probably get them to eat live, unless he/she is hungry, maybe dead with long tongs. On a side note, do you have plenty of Quail? I have heard of some people trying different thing and then the snake would not eat mice/rats anymore...just something to think about.
     
  8. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

    ChickensInTheNorthWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have extras I see no issues with providing your snake with a home grown food source. It is safer than picking up rodents from the pet/feed store. I think most people feed rats/mice as they are cheaper to purchase than birds.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Please be nice. If you have nothing to add to the topic of feeding one's pet with live animals, please move on. Thanks.
    4. No Trolling (posting to provoke others, luring them to flame or rant). Trolling is sometimes done involuntarily, so please be considerate when posting.

    If you have nothing to add, please don't post.


    As an aside, I was raising some hamsters for a friends snake, but she had to stop feeding them because the snake was starting to refuse eating the frozen mice from the store when the hamster supply was in a lull.​
     
  10. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's a good point. Yes, I will be hatching every month. As well, my aunt keeps quail for meat so she is always hatching too.
     

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