(David P. Tracer) writes:
>> There's been much discussion here of how one stuns a mouse, how to kill
food items, and what to do with snakes that simply will not take
Well ok here's a little mini-poll for you all. Do people think there
would be interest in a new strain of mouse that is toothless? These
would be normal in all other respects, but could be fed live to snakes
with no possibility of the snake being bitten (or worse). They could
even safely be left in the snake cage overnight. By the way, they would
feed on rodent blocks/chow that's been soaked in milk to the point where
they get crumbly.
Any interest in these hypothetical creatures? Would people be willing to
pay a little more for them than standard rodent fare?
Interesting question. What about toothless rats. My snakes all eat rats; the
rainbow boas eat medium size and the python eats 'em as big as they come.
The python is perfectly happy with rat-sicles, (just no bunnies thank you)
but the boas have shown a definate preference for live food. While this
isn't a problem with smaller rats, once they (the rats) get to medium size
and larger I get worried. Usually I get someone else to stun my rats for
me because I have tried all the techniques for killing rats and have ended
up with some very mad rats, but have never managed to kill one.
I can see where feeding these hypothetical critters could be a problem. How
much more do you suppose they would cost over the standard varieties?
Rebecca Sobol * "No one knows where the night is going
http://www.atd.ucar.edu/rdp/ris.html * Leonard Cohen