Alternative to rodents?

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Alternative to rodents?

Postby Hamish » Fri May 18, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi guys, I was idly looking on the internet for something to do with reptiles when I came across these things called reptilinks. They are sausages of ground up quail/rabbits etc. They claim that they can be used for snakes, is this true?
I was interested in these reptilinks and possibly getting some for my bts when he gets older but also the possibility of having a snake that I don’t have to feed rodents. However, as I live in Australia, the reptilinks are not available to me. I was wondering if any of you knew about an Australian alternative to the reptilinks?

Thanks,

Hamish
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Re: Alternative to rodents?

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon May 21, 2018 12:44 am

very young chicken hatchlings (maybe ?) or maybe dove or pidgeon hatchlings (will be smaller than baby chickens) , euthanized off cause (never feed live animals to your pet lizard !! - too stressful , and well cruel (PETA will have a field day on you in court).

If you know a farmer - or someone who keeps chickens or pidgens as pets in a suburban setting (some still do), you could perhaps ask to buy some fertilized eggs off them on a regular basis and simply incubate them in tub in the house until the hatch - then euthanize them (CO2 chamber is most humane method for doing this yourself).
I think baby birds will be much closer to the kind of prey items wild BTs will come across when foraging in their natural range (esp the Aussie species - rats and mice are not indigenous to Australia and very scarce in the "outback" (too dry and not enough food to support rats and mice , and very little standing or flowing water).
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Re: Alternative to rodents?

Postby Whnthsungoesdwn » Tue May 22, 2018 8:28 am

I’m in the US and I use reptilinks. I bought the 50/50 mix of rabbit and veggies for my bluey and the frog microlinks for my western hognose. The hognose won’t touch the reptilinks so I wouldn’t rely on them for alternative snake food. But the bluey does like the rabbit links and his quail eggs that I ordered from them.
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Re: Alternative to rodents?

Postby splashy07 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:05 am

Blueys can be little garbage cans. They eat just about everything. And the worse it smells the better they like it. Explains their love of roadkill in their native land.

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