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Feeding king snake another snake?

Discussion in 'Snakes' started by Rex1718, Dec 15, 2018.

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  1. Rex1718

    Rex1718 Active Member

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    My cats often kill snakes and bring them to my porch as presents, I guess.
    How long would I have to freeze the dead snake until it was free of parasites, and be safe to feed to my Cali king. It wouldn’t be a regular thing, just a break from the weekly rat every once in a while.
    I only feed her frozen thawed rats. The last time she had live prey was 2015 when I got her and asked for a feeding demonstration
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    Cowboy_Ken Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Just shootin from the hip here, I’d venture somethin like 2 weeks. I’ve got nothin to base this on, more just a gut feeling.
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    After doing some reading online, I think it might just be a bad idea. I would hate to get my snake sick trying to spice up its diet.
    Lol I’m very concerned with all my animals diets, then I go get some pizza and beer and call it a night
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    I saw somebody on YouTube who is feeding his very large snakes some of the python’s that are invasive in Florida. He freezes them for a while, but I don’t know how long. I think a couple weeks would do it, but put it in a deep freeze and make sure the entire thing gets frozen solid.
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