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  1. #11

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    hamsters are known to deliver nasty bites to snakes i would not recomend feeding live hamsters unless absolutly there is no other choice.Besides there so cute why would u want to.
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    Plus there is the issue that your snake might decide that it will only eat hamsters. I have a bp that used to eat mice without hesitation. And she never refuses to eat. But since she has been started on rats she won't even look at a mouse now.

    But if you have a reliable source of hamsters they are listed as nutricious as rats I believe. Not quite as high in fat content though....which isn't a bad thing.
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    Ive seen them eat hamsters many times. Issue with hamsters is they take a long time to produce. And if u were to buy from a pet store they are very expensive.

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    wasnt really planing on starting my bp on hamsters was just courious about it was all

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    ASF, mice. Or ft rats are ur best bet. ASFS are easy and frankly entertaining to produce urself even in small numbers as well.
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    to keep asf and breed them as freeder? is that easy to do what kind of housing do they need are they just like keeping hamsters?and how long doers it take to get a large enough population to start feeding

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    It takes a while but its cost efective. Couple modified rubbermaid tubs is all i used when i started. I have a rack and grow out tubs now for when my litters come. Initially depending on the age u buy them at it can take up to 4 months. If u buy weanlings. http://www.softfurs.com/care-sheet/ theres some wrongs in that caresheet but nothing huge and it will give u an idea.
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    thanks ill give it a once over

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    woudl they not be able to chew threw a tub?

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    Im on my phone so cant post pictures but if u send me a pm with ur email ill send u pics of my original set up. And my new one. Which are just simply 1.25 dollar store was basin tubs. My grow out tubs now r lowes mortor tubs
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