What do I feed my baby snake?

Baby snakes often eat the same foods that their parents eat, though size is an important factor. All snakes are carnivores, which means there are no herbivore snakes. Baby snakes can eat small things such as insects, frogs, mice, eggs, and small animals they can fit in their mouths.

How do you feed a snake for the first time?

If you are attempting to feed your snake a new kind of food, rub the new prey item with another favorite food that your snake is familiar with. For example, if your snake likes chicks but won’t take mice, rub a chick on a pre-killed mouse and then attempt to feed it to your snake.

How long does it take for a hatchling snake to eat?

Some hatchlings may feed as soon as they emerge from the egg, but most probably will not. Do not feel compelled to try to feed the snakes until after they’ve shed for the first time, which will be about a week or two after hatching. Snakes should start feeding within a month or so of hatching.

How long can baby snakes go without eating?

A baby snake will begin to seriously starve after roughly a week without food — and once that baby grows into an adult, members of most snake species can comfortably get by for at least two to three weeks.

How often should baby snakes eat?

Smaller or younger snakes usually eat twice each week, while larger, more mature snakes typically eat once every week or two. Female snakes approaching breeding season can be fed more frequently. Your veterinarian can give you more specific advice about feeding based on your snake’s individual requirements.

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What do I do if my baby snake won’t eat?

Snakes with shedding stuck all over them usually don’t eat. Place the little snake into a deli cup with a damp paper towel overnight. Usually they’ll get it off themselves during the night. Try feeding again the next evening.

How many pinkies should I feed my baby corn snake?

Baby corn snakes, or hatchlings, should be fed one to two pinkies per week, depending on their size. Do not feed your corn snake anything larger than one and a half times its midsection. Switch to fuzzies as your hatchling grows.

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