- Sep 10, 2014
I've recently acquired a 19 inch California King Snake and I fed it a pinky for the first time since it's came into my care today. I've read plenty of information stating to never handle a snake for 48 hours after eating a meal however I remove the snake and place it into a plastic bin for feeding to avoid stomach impaction from accidentally consuming substrate. I will not leave my snake in an unheated empty plastic bin for 48 hours, so I moved it back into the terrarium once the bulge got about halfway down. No regurgitation occured however I wonder as so many others use this feeding method, is it only okay because handling is so brief (From bin to tank in under 10 seconds) ?