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slavestate13

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I just caught one of these in my neighbors kitchen. It's back end is messed up. It was somehow pinned to a wall. I read that they eat ants and ant larvae. Any ideas on how to go about feeding this little guy? I imagine it would be hard to keep him for very long. I just want to make sure he is going to be ok.
 

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Snakes generally only eat mice, try to find a store that sells day old pinkies
 

slavestate13

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It's a thread snake. Leptotyphlops. A mouse would eat him. I'm trying to find a place that sells larvae. Anyone know of one online?
 

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oh, sorry I mis-read your first post, as for larvae, wax worms are commonly sold at pet stores,
 

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Can you describe his injuries? I would see to them before trying to feed him. Once a snake has fed, it needs about 24 stress-free hours to digest, or it could regurgitate, which is bad news even for a healthy snake.
 

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they are primitive snakes,]and i believe that they have remnants of hind limbs and a pelvic girdle inside..] and are fossorial.,.you would likely have little or no luck with husbandry.
we used to catch Blind snakes in Austin on our evening walks through the neighborhood..awesome snakes!
 

slavestate13

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Can you describe his injuries? I would see to them before trying to feed him. Once a snake has fed, it needs about 24 stress-free hours to digest, or it could regurgitate, which is bad news even for a healthy snake.
His tail end is just sort of crooked. I am going to let it go. It probably has a better chance out in the wild than in a cage
 

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Ooh, yeah, sounds like a fracture maybe. :? Without access to a vet or professional rehabber, there's probably not much you could do for him besides keep him safe from predators for a bit. Did he seem to be moving about okay and everything?

It's also possible he was born like that, I've seen crooked/kinked tails as a birth defect in corn snakes.
 
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