Sling question

ballpython2

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one of my slings last night I noticed when he went near a small cricket, touch it , he immediately ran in the opposite direction...Is he scared of the food? should I cut it in half?...
 

Diva Satanica

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I noticed that one of my slings does this as well. I started prekilling the crickets and he takes them just fine now.......
 

Hedorah99

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one of my slings last night I noticed when he went near a small cricket, touch it , he immediately ran in the opposite direction...Is he scared of the food? should I cut it in half?...
Just kill the cricket and leave it in there.
 

davidmmx

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My brachys did this (and they still do it sometimes) when they don't want to eat anymore. If they are not hungry, then a cricket may be dangerous, so they run.

My avics didn't do that, but I think that's because they have a nest to protect, so when they were disturbed they would hit the web near the intruder with their pedipalps, maybe just lo let it know that web had owner.
 

midnight_maiden

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Running from food

My 1.5" B. auratum just did this recently when it was in pre-molt. Like davidmmx said, it may do this when it does not want to eat anymore and food could possibly be a threat for it (i.e. when a molt is nearby).
 
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