February 4, 2016
Is it better to feed snakes live food or dead food?

If a snake will eat frozen mice/rats, this is easiest for the owner. If not, it is best to “stun” the mouse or rat with a blow to the head before putting it in the cage so that it won’t bite the snake when being constricted. If putting a non-stunned rat or mouse in the cage, watch it carefully and remove it if the snake hasn’t attacked it within about two minutes. Remember, if the rat becomes hungry before the snake does, the rat will chew on the snake possibly causing death to the snake.