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05-05-2004, 12:43 PM
What is typical feeding behavior (method of killing prey) for black milksnakes? Using f/t I have to tease quite a bit to start feeding mode. The breeder I bought him from may have fed live. Once he decides to attack he latches on pretty good and starts thrashing about for a couple minutes. I can assume they aren't constrictors? Maybe kill their prey by thrashing it or biting really hard?

05-10-2004, 06:00 PM
I think that if you fed your black milk a live mouse you would see that he is a constrictor. However, many snakes don't constrict pre-killed food. My black milks will eat thawed mice/rats if left with them in a feeding container for about 5 minutes. Once they decide to eat it, it doesn't last long. They are great snakes. Enjoy!