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Thread: "Garabe disposal" eaters?(As in, snakes that have amazing appetites)

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    Default "Garabe disposal" eaters?(As in, snakes that have amazing appetites)

    I seriously need one so I can stop waisting FT rats, because my Ball Python Kallista is such a picky eater. I have to thaw and heat her food juusssttt perfectly for her to even think about eating it. Then I have to wiggle the rat on my tongs, holding it's tail, because then she can't tell it's dead.

    If she sees that it's dead, she's not interested.


    Is there any species of snake that have really good appetites and that like to eat? XD Or does it just depend on their appetite? I'd really love a "garbage disposal" snake.

    Not that I'm allowed to buy anymore reptiles. XD (Mom says no more.)

    Are Green Tree Pythons good eaters(They're the only snake my mom's shown interest in)

    I'm not really asking this because I plan on getting another snake(I don't, actually, plan on getting another snake), just because I'm curious. ^^

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    Depends on size. For rat size a carpet python might work or a RTB. For mice a Mexican black kingsnake is a heck of thing. There were a few times I swore mine was hollow.

    Chondros from my reading (I will have one.....someday) would not be appropriate as a garbage can critter.

    Honestly my ball python is the one that I can use as a garbage can, she will eat anything!

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    I love carpet pythons. They don't get too fat, but they're nice and long(I love long snakes), I love RTBs too, but they get a weee too thick.(I'll get one eventually though, I love them so much)

    Kingsnakes are cool. Do they just eat mice then their whole life?(That'd be amazing since mice are cheap here, rats, not so much)

    Lucky about your ball python. XD Mine is so picky.

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    All of my corn snakes eat great! Nice size and not picky!

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    Carpet pythons are a personal favorite of mine. I have had one picky eater, but he has since come around.

    The RTB's come in variety of "flavors" (varieties) including dwarf species. One of those might be suitable.

    The Kingsnakes can subsist on mice alone their entire lives. Being colubrids, they are not quite as "stretchy" for lack of a better term. A large one could eat a rat, but for most a full grown mouse is good. Mine were more temperamental and did not tolerate being handled like my BP does.

    I do love Ophelia, she is a sweetheart. She's just hungry all the time.

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    Most snake breeders keep a Tegu around for clean-up. Neat large lizards that don't have the personality problems of the larger monitors.
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    Oh, a tegu, didn't think of that. That's a lizard I've always wanted. ^^ I suppose they would eat up my leftover FT rats, eh?


    I didn't know there were such things as dwarf RTBS! O.O

    But I love carpet pythons a lot.

    Thanks for all the answers! ^^

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    Our garbage disposals include an adult Hypo RTB and an adult Diamond x JCP for larger rats (the latter will pound down a jumbo rat every week if we'd let him), and a Creamsicle Corn (corn x emory rat) for smaller ones. Those three snakes are always hungry and readily take ANYTHING the others won't. We were eyeing a Tegu last August, but decided that we really do not have the time for upkeep....so, we got a baby albino Burm instead, LOL!!!
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    Thanks!

    Someday I might have to get a garbage disposal for my extra rats. XD

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    My little hognose can eat all day. Anything I've thrown in their has been eaten.
    If a crested gecko looses it's tail or if there are babies that have died in the eggs, they go to the hognose! No waste.

    My Sand boas have not denied a meal either! Can't say the same for the BPs though

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