By clutzirella - 07/08/2015 06:32 - United States - Bradenton

Today, I fed my 4ft python a live rat for the first time. He now has a new friend he won't let me near. FML
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the snake is not dead or bitten. I knew what I was doing and the rat is dead and eaten. they were all buddy for a matter of 20 minutes.

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Your Phyton is probably not hungry right now or something is wrong with his stomach

As soon as he gets hungry he'll eat it, so unless the rat shows signs he wants to bite your Python I wouldn't worry

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Your Phyton is probably not hungry right now or something is wrong with his stomach

Or it's a vegetarian. No, no definitely not that.

Redoxx_fml 22

Phyton the photosynthesis diet version of the Python

As soon as he gets hungry he'll eat it, so unless the rat shows signs he wants to bite your Python I wouldn't worry

dantee2005 33

Well pythons do need love and friendship too.

Aaww that's actually adorable. It won't be when he gets hungry and eats it tho

When he gets hungry he'll eat it. He won't let you near it because it's his food and you can't have it.

Friendship is magic.

1dvs_bstd 41

My little python.

Actually, this is a little dangerous for your snake. If they're not hungry and do not eat it soon enough the rats can become crazy and kill your snake or at least do a lot of damage

cynthianicole95 9

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Rats are tough when in a bind and can do massive damage. I used to aid in a rat lab

it's extremely dangerous for your snake, and also needlessly cruel to the rat. i used to have a snake and when frozen rats weren't available, i would quickly kill the rat beforehand by breaking its neck. a rat is more than capable of killing your snake.

acerredrum 23

My ex use to live feed. I told him time and time again that it was dangerous and he should stick to frozen thawed, or at least stay with the rat while he fed it. He didn't and one day the snake didn't eat the rat. Several hours later when he went to check on the rat there were huge gouges taken out of the snakes body, I took it to the vet but it was too late, the snake died on the way there.

cricket266 12

whyme is rite ... pay heed !

I live fed my Mexican black king snake and he was fine but one mouse I got was a ninja and my snake couldn't catch it so I took it out and kept him and got my snake a new mouse. I've also seen nice eat smaller mice, not a pretty sight.

I once had a Python that had a mouse friend, they slept together and everything. Either he doesn't want to hurt it or he's not hungry! Wait a couple days and everything should be back to normal. If not, take it to the vet to be safe.

That's got to be the most adorable thing I've heard all week.

I'd be nervous that the rat would eventually turn on the snake. Be wary, OP.

llamingo 8

I was confused for a sec I thought you meant a different kind of turn on

#60, you never know...that would explain a lot...