– When is the right time
to assist feed a snake and what is the proper
technique to actually do it? That’s what I’m gonna
cover in today’s vlog while I’m tryin’ to get this
little bamboo ball python to eat it’s first meal. (upbeat music) And welcome to the vlog, I hope the start of your day has been
absolutely incredible. You guys may remember I talked
about my burmese python, Snazz, here the other day
and how he went eight months without eating. I mean, we were trying all kinds of stuff and he just was a stubborn little monkey, I tell you what. He did not want to eat
and then the other day, he ate a nice little
rabbit, it was so awesome. Just a frozen rabbit, I mean he decided to go off his hunger strike. And through that time,
he did lose some weight. Even now, he looks a little bit thin, I’m not gonna lie to you, it’s probably gonna take several meals to
kinda get back to the weight that I’m happy with with him. But I know that now that he’s eating, he will typically continue to eat because once a snake is off their food strike, they typically go back onto food. So I am super excited about Snazz and the fact that he has
finally went back onto food. But you have to ask yourself,
why do snakes not eat? Like what is the mechanism that causes some snakes to not want to feed? The first thing that happens sometimes when snakes go off of food
is it’s just a normal fasting period, much like Snazz. I mean I wouldn’t say that was normal but he was just on a
fast for whatever reason. Now with ball pythons like Honey here, they typically do fast. An adult ball python often times will go off of food anywhere
from two months of the year all the way up to four
months, I’ve had them go 14 months without food to
be totally honest with you. Now 14 months is a long time but if your adult ball python decides not
to eat for a couple months during the winter months,
that’s actually pretty normal and nothing to be concerned with. As long as the animal seems to continue to look and act healthy. The next thing that can cause a reptile and a snake to stop
eating, believe it or not, is environment. You know, it’s cooling off
outside, it’s getting close to being winter, it’s
definitely 20, 30 degrees cooler outside and you may
think that your environment for your cage, ’cause it
has a heat ball, a hot rock, whatever, is exactly the same. But the fact is your house may
be five, six degrees cooler meaning the cage is five
or six degrees cooler which will cause the animal
to kinda go into a dormancy and that can sometimes cause the animals to go off of food. Just make sure you check and
keep a thermometer in your cage and if it does need to be
warmed up, just increase the wattage bulb,
whatever the case may be. That will get your animal back on food if it is just an environmental thing. Of course, when snakes
get older and mature, their metabolism slows down. Take for instance Daisy here. When she was a baby,
she used to crush food every seven days and even
sometimes more often than that. Now that she’s a full
grown adult, her metabolism is way slower so it takes
her longer to digest food and she’s not as hungry as often. So it’s not uncommon for
an animal like Daisy here to go 10 or 14 days without food. So if I offer her food once a week, which I typically do, every now and then she’ll just skip a meal. I’m not concerned about it at all because I know that as an adult, her metabolism is slow and that as long as she eats every 10 or 14 days,
I’m completely fine with that. Eric. – Yo! – [Brian] Why would you bring a- is this a real machete? – Yeah, no this is a real machete. I actually use this outside. It’s the perfect prop but be
careful with it, it’s sharp. You know, but- – [Brian] Why would you
bring a real machete to work? – It’s the real deal, it’s Halloween. Once a year, you know, it’s like Christmas but it’s Halloween. And no threat, no threat,
just it looks menacing. – [Brian] I think that in the workplace, you don’t bring machetes. – Yeah, do you know how worried I was bringing this machete, these black gloves, and this monkey mask? I mean, you know. See if I woulda got pulled over. (sirens) It woulda been the end of me man. – [Brian] Oh my gosh. Yeah from now on I’d say
leave the machete at home. – You got it, no problem. – [Brian] All right, thank you. – Yup. (both laugh) – You guys may remember
the emerald tree boa here, absolutely doing incredible now but a handful of months ago, it actually got sick a little bit. I’ll put a link in the
description to that video if you guys wanna take a look at it, but the fact was that during that time, it wasn’t feeding and we
had to get vet assistance because it had some kinda
bacterial thing in it’s gut. We ended up tubing it
some stuff, some medicine, turned out it turned around and did absolutely amazing afterwards. So sometimes your snake is not eating if it’s acting weird, maybe
it’s gaping its mouth, bubbling, something weird is going on, maybe the stool looks weird, then it’s time to take it to a vet. That definitely can be one of the reasons why a snake won’t eat. So when should you be worried
if your snake is off food? In particular, if you say
have an adult ball python like this, this animal has been off food for a few months now. And what we’ll do is a lot of times we’ll monitor their weight and see where they start to lose weight. I’ve had ’em go, again, 14 months and only lose about 15% body weight. So what I wanna do first
off is make sure that the animal looks happy and healthy, right? I want the eyes to be nice and clear, I want the tongue response,
I want the breathing, I wanna make sure that
there’s no immediate issues that I can see on the outside, right? That’s the first thing. The second thing we really want to do is make sure that you try
different things, you know? If you have a ball python or another snake that’s eating rats, try mice, try some other different things. You can even try scenting
and stuff like that because often times when
an animal is just on a self imposed fast, you
just need to trick it to get it back to eating
and then once it starts eating or go back to eating
everything like it always does. So I wouldn’t worry as long
as your snake looks healthy and looks happy and there’s no issues. You can always take it to
a vet just as a checkup but it’s something not
to really worry about. But when do you wanna
actually worry about, let’s say, assist feeding? Now you may be surprised to hear this, but I’m really not a big
proponent of assist feeding adult snakes, I’ll be honest with you. I just haven’t had any success with it. And even some species of
snakes, quite frankly, I haven’t had a lot of success with. Some work, some don’t, take
for instance blood pythons don’t typically assist feed well or at least I haven’t had success with it. Burmese pythons don’t. But a lot of snakes, you can assist feed and it’s all about like
training them to eat, right? Ball pythons are definitely
one that does really well but I like to only use assist
feeding on baby snakes, so hatchling neonates,
that have never fed before because I always feel like
if they’ve started to feed and then stopped feeding,
there’s something else that’s causing them not to feed, right? So the assist feeding, for me, is about getting a baby neonate ball python to feed for the first time
that won’t eat on its own. So I’m not a big fan of
assist feeding adults. That doesn’t mean that
there’s not times that animal might not need some assistance and a lot of times force
feeding is a better opportunity than assist feeding with adult snakes. Let’s get into, say, a force
feeding situation here. This is a Theryi that is starting to lose a little bit of body weight, he’s been off food for a little while and it is a potential
candidate for force feeding, not assist feeding. Now I’ll be honest with you, force feeding is when you push whatever
food down into their stomach so you don’t allow them
to eat it on their own, you’re literally pushing it
right down in the stomach. And I’m not a huge fan
of doing that with a full prey item, right? Because it’s kinda stressful, I mean you gotta really, really
tork it down there and push it down. So what I’ll do with
an animal like this is I’ll take something like
this prescription AD Science Diet that is actually really good, high in protein, it’s got
all the nutrients at once. And what I’ll do is I’ll
mix it up with some water to make it a little bit of a slurry and I’ll take a feeding tube like this. I’ll suck out whatever
amount I feel is same meat for a good meal and then
what we do is we’ll just literally go right down into the throat, close to the stomach,
we’ll slowly just kinda push that material into the stomach itself and then we’ll back it
up with another kinda half a syringe of water
because a lot of times when a snake isn’t eating
well, hydration is an issue. So we wanna get it really hydrated and we’ll do that two or
three times with the AD Science Diet and it really
seems to give them that body weight and that
energy and often times, they’ll go onto food. So animals like this and many
adult or sub adult animals really don’t take to assist feeding well ’cause they’ll just spit it
out, spit it out, spit it out, and then forcing a rodent down his throat I think is just too stressful for it. So this type of tube feeding
I think is really good. Now if you get a bigger
snake, obviously you’ll need a bigger syringe and
you get tubes that are as long as two or three feet
long to put it down his throat. Again, I would say talk
to a vet if you haven’t done it yourself, I don’t
want you guys shoving stuff down a snake’s throat
when you haven’t done it. But this is the option if
you want to go to a vet and they will actually tube feed an animal but only if you feel like
“Hey, we’re gettin’ to a point “where it’s lost so much
body weight that we’re “starting to get past
the point of no return.” And you really want to
get the body weight on it. But again, that’s kinda
a last ditch effort to be totally honest with you. So if you get to a point
where you feel like you have to assist feed, like I said, I personally only assist feed animals that haven’t fed and particularly ball pythons are pretty good about assist feeding. Sometimes it can take anywhere from like two to five times of assist feeding before the animal will take up. Sometimes it only takes one. And it’s just weird,
sometimes it seems like they don’t even know how to feed, right? They’re like “I don’t
know what I’m doing.” And that’s why the assist
feeding actually helps whereas a force feeding
really doesn’t help ’cause you’re just pushing
stuff down into its gullet. What you’re trying to
do is almost teach it how to eat and typically they’ll take off. Now the idea is to do
this where it’s the least amount of stress for the
animal, of course, right. So what I want to do is get a fuzzy mouse that’s about one to one
and a half times the size of the animal’s head itself, right? Because if it’s too big,
there’s too much hanging out of it’s mouth, it’s gonna
be easy for the animal to spit it out. What you want to basically
do is get it in the mouth to the point where the animal feels like “Oh, I might as well eat this
because I can’t spit it out.” if that makes any sense. So what I’m gonna do is
I’m gonna support its body, and I’m gonna very
gently just kinda grab it behind the head, again
taking as much time as needed to not stress the animal out. Just get it into a good position here, again slowly figuring out the position that is gonna be the
least amount of stress for the actual animal itself. And then I’m gonna take the
actual point of the mouse and I’m just gonna
slowly increase to where I get it in its mouth like that. Then I’m gonna slowly just
push a little bit down. I’m not gonna push a lot
but I want it to be like in its gullet a little bit. And then, because they
have that recurve teeth, I’m gonna be able to just slightly pinch the mouth together to where
it actually catches on it. Then the important thing
is to kinda just let go and let it right itself, right? So you don’t wanna just set it down. See how it’s hanging on right now? That’s what you actually want. Then I’m gonna gently set it down and hopefully it’s gonna
just kinda relax in here and it’s gonna wanna eat for me. I’m gonna back up and
just see what happens. You can start to see that
it just opened its mouth where it kinda starts to
do that, that crawl thing. See right there? (whispering) Now the big
thing is to kinda keep quiet. Don’t make motion, leave
it alone a little bit and hopefully right now, see it’s trying to spit it out but
hopefully it will eventually give up and just say “It’s
easier for me to eat this “than it is to spit it out.” So let’s just sit back
and see what happens. You can see it starting
to move it down now. Slowly see it actually trying to eat it. And this is actually teaching
the animal how to eat. Still not 100% committed to eating it yet but it’s getting there. Those little movements
there are good movements because it’s actually
learning how to eat right now. That’s why assist feeding
is so much more successful than force feeding. You’re still getting the
nutrients into the animal but the animal is actually teaching itself how to take meals. I typically see that a first time animal sometimes the first time
you put it in its mouth, like this one, will take it. Other times it’ll take two or three times of continuing patience to get it down. But this little lemonblast
here is starting to take it down perfectly. This is really good and I’ve noticed that normally between two and five feedings they’ll start to feed on their own. Now I’ll tell you guys in a later vlog what happens if you assist
feed more than five times and it’s still not feeding. There’s still some other
tricks to get ’em to eat. But I’m super happy that
this particular animal has almost done with the fuzzy right now. Looks really good. So it’s all wrapped up,
guys, there’s no doubt. So what you wanna do now is
get it back into its rack or leave it in its cage,
whatever the case may be. You don’t want any regurgitation issues. And that’s the kind of start of success of getting a baby ball python that isn’t feeding, feeding. I’ve got to just continue
to insist on the fact that don’t assist feed animals when you don’t know what’s going on. And a ball python that’s
only a week or two old doesn’t need to be assist fed. We only assist feed a ball
python if it’s refused three weeks in a row as a baby. So it’s already about four
weeks, maybe five weeks old before we do our first assist feed. I never want people to
take what I’m saying and then think “Oh, my snake hasn’t eaten “for a week or two, I’m gonna
go ahead and assist feed.” That’s the worst thing you can do, it’s too much stress on the animal. This is to save the animals’
lives that aren’t eating because that animal may never eat and if I didn’t assist feed it and
eventually get it eating, it could potentially perish. So that is a great technique, I hope that you guys learn something from that. Let me know in the comments
what you guys think and if you’ve ever had that experience or if you ever would. And if you ever get into a position where you have to do something
like this and you can’t, find someone that has done
it and they can help you through it and kinda teach you and mentor you through the process. (upbeat heavy bass music) Time for my girl, Verdi, to eat. Come on girl, you want some food? There you go, sweetheart. There she goes! Hoo, hoo, hoo! (laughs) She’s gonna be big before you know it. Maybe not as big as Ivy anytime soon, but at least she’s well on her way. Look at her, she loves
to eat now, I love it. Remember, she was a really
hard animal to get going. It’s good to see her crushing food now. And again, it kinda goes
back to my point about not panicking, right? I didn’t really push food down her throat or do anything like that,
I just had to slowly figure out how to get her to eat. So, and now that she’s eating,
she’s just crushing it. (upbeat music) So I’ve figured out with Ben and Jerry that you either get Jerry
to take food right away or if Ben grabs it first,
you just have to wait til Ben’s about halfway
done and then Jerry typically takes it. It’s just weird how you
can learn that stuff. So I’m gonna try to
get Jerry to eat first, that way he’s going big time. See if I can get him over there. Oh, oh, oh! Nope, Ben got it. (laughing) Typical Ben. Ben is such a stingy little dude. So what happens now is typically Jerry won’t take it until Ben is well on his way to eating it but we’ll try. We’ll just see if Jerry wants something. But yeah, I didn’t think he would. What’s basically gonna
happen now is that Jerry’s gonna be just kinda
waitin’ for Ben to get done and then once Ben kinda gets things going, Jerry’ll typically take it. So I’ll just wait a few minutes here and hopefully Jerry will take something. There Jerry goes! Again, it’s really wild how
you learn your animals, right? And you don’t panic because remember when I first got Ben and
Jerry, Jerry didn’t eat for, gosh, about four months
or something like that. I didn’t really know
how to get him to eat. So I didn’t panic, I didn’t assist feed, I didn’t force feed, I
didn’t do anything like that. I just kinda figured out
how to get him going. And it’s so weird, again,
if Jerry doesn’t take it right off the rip, then Ben takes it and Ben has to be like halfway done before Jerry feels comfortable
enough to take the food. So bizarre but still pretty awesome So again, sometimes you know
when an animal isn’t eating, it’s just about getting
to know your animal. I hope that this helps you
if you’re keeping snakes or thinking about keeping snakes, when you should panic,
when you shouldn’t panic, what you should do if
those situations happen. Again, always reach out to
us if you have any questions, we’re always willing to help. If you like this video,
can you go ahead and check this other video out,
I think you’ll like it. Over here, you can run
through a whole playlist of cool feeding stuff,
over here you can hit that subscribe button. While you’re at it, can you turn those post notifications on. Remember to have an
absolutely beautiful day and you better be kind to someone. I promise I’ll see you guys tomorrow.

Randy Schultz

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  1. Kinson Cooper says:

    Yes you did panic with Ben and Jerry…..

  2. Cynthia Fitton says:

    I think it be cool to find out if Ben and Jerry have one or separate stomachs through x-ray. They are such a neat animal

  3. Stormolaid says:

    Do ben & Jerry share a stomach?

  4. Debb C. Millard says:

    How do you know the difference between Ben and Jerry?

  5. Kimm Ramer says:

    Brian why is it important for Jerry to eat? I realize there are 2 heads but don't they share the same stomach ?

  6. Donna Stillwell says:

    Thank you for that informative video?

  7. Kelley Wickenhagen says:

    ✌? ? excellent assist feeding vlog.. Oh,,, thought for sure Eric was visiting ,,Paco under the bridge again. That man cracks me up.?

  8. Jesse Johnson says:

    Hey Brian I'm getting a ball python or a corn snake, how often do you think i should take it to the vet for a check up?

  9. greekfire2012 says:

    Hey Brian! I had to assist feed one of my babies from last season who just refused to get started. It took about a month of patience but she finally took food on her own and I cheered so loud. She is now an amazing eater and lives with a good friend of mine.

  10. JTA Reptiles! says:

    I had to assist feed my baby blood python the first 2 meals and now hes just an awesome eater. My female sumatran short tail also had to be assist fed but she eats on her own now but not as good as the blood.

  11. Cooper Lyons says:

    Where do u buy ur snakes

  12. Jessica Livingston says:

    I just bought a young snake that was not eating very well, it was always afraid of the food so I just fed her in her cage information of her hiding spot. Eats like a champ. Poor thing is just super shy and skidish.

  13. Ben Johnson says:

    I like the snake video I hope you never stop Making these snake videos

  14. Shona Langham says:

    Hi Brian…how is Lucy….and how is R J…..??????

  15. Michael Thompson says:

    Awesome video Brian ❤️love your work man

  16. Ashley Martinez says:

    Always start my day watching you! Love you guys ?

  17. Jill Scheiman says:

    I've had both of my Male ball pythons stop eating for about 2 months. Both was eating rats at the time now they are eating mice again

  18. tami Page-langley says:

    Good afternoon Brian. I'm talk from the UK. Found your blog a couple of weeks ago and I'm hooked. I sit for hours watching them. I have a sunkissed Caroline corn called Kelloggs who thankfully is a fantastic feeder.

  19. Norma Milton says:

    Hi, how are you? I was just wondering, how big will Ben and Jerry get?

  20. GamerLoverForeverGamer says:

    Brian do you give away free snakes

  21. Suzy Smith says:

    Hi Brian! Thank you for this video. My baby corn snake will not eat. It's going on six weeks now!!!

  22. TheConfuzed1 says:

    About 25 years ago I purchased my first snake… A ball python.

    At the time, most of what pet stores were offering were wild-caught. I didn’t realize then what I was getting into, but my snake was one of those that was wild-caught.

    She refused to eat… And after about a year, I took her to my vet, and he helped me force-feed her a mouse. She was an adult snake, so a mouse was a small item to make her eat.

    After that, she still refused to eat! Watching snakes eat, to me, is one of the coolest things about them, so I was very disappointed. I ended up buying a second snake—a Colombian red tail boa. This one was a great eater!

    I started this process of buying two mice, offering one to my python first, and after she wouldn’t eat it, I would feed them both to the boa. I figured she may eventually eat, and I tried all kinds of tricks… Including leaving her alone with the (live) mouse. Yes, I know that you shouldn’t do that, but I was desperate!

    A guy at the pet store even let me bring her in, to try several different prey items for her, before actually buying them. Mice, rats, even hamsters—I tried them all, but she still had no interest in eating!

    After about another six months, she still wasn’t eating, and I ended up taking her to another vet (my previous vet had moved away). This vet did not like the idea of force-feeding a mouse, and used the tube method, to feed her a mixture of wet cat food and Ensure.

    But even this didn’t start her eating on her own.

    I continued the process of buying two mice at a time, hoping that the python would eat, and feeding them to the boa when she didn’t.

    I tried leaving a mouse with her a few times overnight… And then, one night, I was awakened to the sound of commotion in the cage… I thought she might be eating, but I didn’t want to disturb her, so I left the light off and went back to sleep.

    The next morning, I checked right away and the mouse was gone. After TWO YEARS, she FINALLY had eaten on her own!

    I went STRAIGHT to the pet store, bought two mice, brought them home, and she IMMEDIATELY took them both!

    I fed her mice for a few more weeks, and eventually I worked her up to eating two full sized rats at a time!

    It took a lot of work, but yes, after two years of fasting, she finally was eating on her own!

  23. Sam Watts says:

    Brian I've just taken on a rescue boa who's blind…and tips on feeding. She is underweight so I've got her on large rats and chicks but she struggles…but a very bitey snake

  24. chris Dunn says:

    Super helpful Brian to us new guys!!

  25. Shaun Bates says:

    Brian my royal python got out and I don’t know where she gone I look every possible place what should I do.

  26. Sheyenne Peterson says:

    Hi Brian Can I have Ivy Please ? Lol ??

  27. 680ecks says:

    It's funny to think but i raise birds (fancy pigeons) and the babies have to learn how to eat . There is a point where the parents start feeding the babys less and they start pecking around . They get a piece of grain in there beak but dont know to more it back and swallow it. If the parents are good they still feed the young one till it learns to eat and stops begging . So i go in for two or three days and have to put the grain in its mouth and they learn to move the grain back in there beak and swallow it . It funny when they get it because they go to the feeder and pack themselves round with food . No one would ever think that animals would have to learn something so basic as to eat but if you dont help the birds with bad parents they will die. They dont make the transition . It is true to my experience so you are for sure doing the correct thing people dont know this stuff so great info as usual.

  28. Shelby Durbin says:

    I have been non stop watching on fbook and here since I subscribed!!! I have never been a reptile person but I’m genuinely learning so much and definitely changing my view on these awesome creatures! Brian you are an inspiration for real and Lori!!! The whole team you have is perfect, I live in pa and I wish I could come see you all!!! It’ll happen one day!

  29. Melody Bowler says:

    I'm having issues getting my hognose to eat. She didnt est fir 3 weeks when I got her, then ate for 2 weeks now she hasn't wanted to eat in 3 weeks. I tried thawing the pinky in chicken broth and leaving it in with her for a couple hours. Temps are right, everything is good with the enclosure. I'll try scenting with tuna next.

  30. Ashley Dawdy says:

    Ben and jerry are so cute!!! That's so weird how Jerry won't eat until ben's almost done!

  31. crazy turtle says:

    I don't own any snakes yet but all my turtles are off food because of winter n my sulcata has slowed way down

  32. Amy Mathews says:

    I'm not sure if I have told our story here or not.. but here goes. I'm a crested gecko breeder, my oldest son Tanner has wanted a ball python for years. So, last year for Christmas, I decided that I would go ahead and get him a ball from our local pet store . We brought Medusa home, she settled in nicely, with the exception of feeding. We were not told that she was being assist fed until I went back into the store about 3 weeks later, after many failed attempts of normal feeding. The owner matter of factly tells me "Oh, I forgot to mention that I had been having to assist feed the snake". She was a neonate. Would have been a great thing to know going into the purchase, because I would have purchased the other snake that didn't have feeding issues. So, we successfully assist fed her once, and she then refused to eat. We had her a grand total of 6 weeks before she passed away toward the end of January this year. The pet store refused compensation for the snake, and at this point my entire family had grown very attached to her. We are at the point where we are ready to try again, but the fear that we will end up with another snake that fails to thrive is very scary for us. I guess this is a great example as to why people shouldn't purchase from pet stores.

  33. 680ecks says:

    Im not in the (snake community) and i have reached out to a few people to ask questions because im considering getting a snake after many years of not having one . Much like in the bird community people are not interested in helping or talking to new people . They want to sell there snakes and give very short uninterested answers. It is so great that you gave been giving all this information free for so many years and you are a tremendous credit to the hobby . I hope you are rewarded with continued success and happiness to your whole family !!!!

  34. Wildland Warrior Kota says:

    Hey Brian! I've been doing some extensive research on snakes for the past couple months. I've always loved reptiles but recently become obsessed!! Love your videos and your attitude!
    I'm curious… just based on what I've observed on other videos, do you think there could be a correlation between male snakes going on a fast and them being in their reproduction time? I know females kind of get into their own little world when they are ovulating and what not but do you think Males will fast when they are feeling a little…. um… extra frisssssky? ?

  35. Matthew Woodbury says:

    I had chinese water dragons and we had an ice storm in the winter and lost power so my dragons got cold and I was pretty worried that they will die but they ended up going into hibernation until I was able to get them the heat they needed. After that they was fine.

  36. Denise Atkins says:

    I lost my 18 month old corn snake because he could not handle moving on from pinkies to fuzzies

  37. Kekkelpenney Peckeltoot says:

    I’m so excited that we’ve had such OG videos for the last couple!! Awesome!

  38. Nameless Demon says:

    I would take daisy to school for show and tell.

  39. Elijah Eguia says:

    Hi Brian! how’s your day going?

  40. Disciple8923 says:

    It is great to see Verde eating rats now

  41. Boody Zina says:

    This will freak rats breeders ?

  42. Zenobia Cutchin says:

    Give a update on the ball python please

  43. Debra Hall says:

    Inbreeding. I learned that the reason spiderballs are messed up is because of Inbreeding. How many times do you breed family members? Mother/ son or father /daughter or even sister/ brother. Why do that?

  44. Gary Vallejos says:

    By FAR!! My favorite YouTuber!

  45. Rhiannon Gregor says:

    I saw a video a while ago of a person claiming their ball python hasnt ate in 2 yrs or some thing crazy and the animal was fine and didn't lose weight, how could that be possible?

  46. lelandsdad13 says:

    I didnt think choo chooing frozen mice after a live chick was going to work for Verde. I was wrong, you're tha man.

  47. Susan Evanochko says:

    Quit whispering ! Lol . Seriously love watching your videos. I have never owned a snake but happened upon your video and still watching. Sometimes that background music competes to much when there's talking and it'stoo loud. It makes it hard for me to focus on what you're saying. Its fine for the reptile cameos when no one is speaking. Keep up the good work! Hi Lori

  48. John Lash says:

    This brings back some memories 4 me and my 1frst ball it was 1990 i was 10 and it was a wild caught adult was like a yr b4 it eat a sm rat

  49. chan huang says:

    Always a treat to see ben and jerry eat. Thanks for going over the assist feeding again.

  50. james townsend says:

    So my baby ball python was eating for 2 months then went off eating for month and a half last week and last night it eat but didn’t take it from me a left it in the cage and it eat it over night have you guys ever seen that

  51. Amber Jones says:

    Such great info here. Thank you Brian!?

  52. Da Parrott says:

    This was intersting. Hope you guys have a great day! 🙂

  53. James Forsyth says:

    i got a new snow corn snake yesterday it is beautiful

  54. Tj Kilmer says:

    My snake when I mess with her. She sounds like bugers in the way I mean she's healthy I checked her mouth. Just looking for advice

  55. Real Tjr so smooth says:

    How tf do u guys stay organized with so many snakes ??‍♂️?

  56. Chris Fouse says:

    So cool Goodmorning brother have a awesome day much love from the FOUSE FAMILY

  57. Sarah Dalton says:

    Ah let him have his machete it's Halloween and that's a hella cool prop!!

  58. Monish Kumar says:

    Extremely Impressive, I totally liked it!, See this New Album 'Monish Jasbird – Death Blow', channel link , doo check 🙂

  59. PUBG_ MASTER says:

    My baby ball python is stubborn I spent almost an hour to get her to eat the first time and then I had to force feed it cause nothing would work. I tried helping it eat and it didn’t work. I’ve had her for a month and she’s only ate once. I need some advice on how to trick her into eating

  60. Max 100404 says:

    Brian thank you for showing us how to force feed a ball pythons and I hope you guys had an awesome Halloween and tell Noah that I said hello and tell Derek I said hello if that's okay

  61. Carley Norred says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. This video is so helpful!

  62. XtraBoring Habits says:

    Love the feeding videos! Especially Ben & Jerry!

  63. Dave S says:

    We've used you assist feeding technique for newborn babies who haven't ate, that we learned from your vlogs couple years ago.. You've helped us save babies lives!! Great technique! Thank you for teaching us!!! 🙂

  64. Sam Quist says:

    I had a Kenyan sand boa that wouldn't eat period, even live prey, when it was a baby. I offered every week for about 5 weeks. After that I ended up assist feeding after that she ended up eating all by herself every time after that

  65. Mr. Smiles The Demon says:

    I had this happen to my iguana so I had to assist feed

  66. Steven Miller says:

    Yeah, with my 1st Ball Python I freaked out as she stopped eating for an extended period of time and I was cutting up pieces of mice and forcing it down its throat and someone gave me some baby rabbits and she downed them as fast as I could put them in her cage………..never worried about her hunger strikes again.

  67. Dangerous Beans says:

    Love the sasquatch t shirt ?

  68. Chelsea Sady says:

    So gentle and compassionate with your assist feeds. Remarkable work, Brian ?

  69. Cowgirl6221 or Txangel### says:

    I'm still waiting on a scan of ben and Jerry. I'm curious what it looks like in there, do they have shared organs or not, etc. Would be very educational and awesome to see.

  70. Michael Conklin says:

    When I was young I had a huge 4 1/2 female that when about year and a 3, 4 months with no food. She looked good for that fast but she just started eating every rat in sight. Ahhh I miss her

  71. Sharon Gay says:

    Good afternoon Brian, Im a bit late today but glad I caught this vlog. I think I would be terrified of assist feeding .. my luck Id put it down the wrong tube and end up suffocating my babies. (Dragons.. not snakes ?).

  72. Real Guy says:

    I’ve had to assist feed one of my new hatchlings for about a month now. Yesterday he started to regurgitate his food. What do I do?

  73. Mariz Lorreine Guibao says:

    I'm new to this channel and i love all your animals Brian! Hope to visit you and those animals ?. Greetings from the Philippines ??

  74. Gilthunder 45 says:

    poor rats?? seriously ?

  75. Im Bixy says:

    Are pythons expensive?

  76. johnnie bates says:

    Brian your great at the education part with snakes I have learned a lot!!

  77. Jessica Miller says:

    My science teachers snake would never eat right before Christmas every year

  78. Mikayeel Eiseb says:

    I hope everyone has a gooday/night✌?✌?

  79. JayStaysLifted says:

    Is it possible my ball python only likes live ? When i got her she was almost full grown eating on frozen but now she refuses frozen all they time now the temps are around 27c to 30c right now in there tank

  80. Courtney Lynne says:

    I think Jerry can't eat until half the rodent is half way down because there would be a traffic jam and the meal couldn't fit down at the same time.

  81. Robert Gillis says:

    Why do Ben and Jerry both need to eat, dosen't it go to the same place or is it to just feed them a bit quicker? Whould love to know just wondering

  82. Michael Stevens says:

    Brian jyst curious but at 5:00, what is that hanging next to ur right shoulder??

  83. Chocolate Milk says:

    most reptiles have this "fast" period. Before brumation, relocation stress, after a BIG meal, etc. But if the reptile is young (like the snake in the vid), they dont really fast, unless its stressed, so if its young you might need to assist feed since its growing. Cheers!

  84. lewis jillson says:

    Hey Brian, I have a theory on why ben&jerry feed like that. They time it so the can move each mouse 1 by 1. "Choo choo training" in your words.

    I'm a bit of a reptile/creepy crawly enthusiast. I love the hobby.

  85. YogiSip says:

    You are the reason that I have a number of small young snakes! You showed assist feeding a number of vlogs ago and I used that to teach a number of corns to eat and now a few boas. Thx Brian.

  86. Bonnie Brown says:

    Hey Brian, Lori, and Noah,
    Y'all have been mentioning French Bull Dogs and wanting one. Here is a link from Las Vegas Nevada where there are puppies up for adoption due to a fire.
    Just a thought! Love the VLogs!

  87. Luther Reese says:

    Great vlog Brian thank you for all the good information you gave us today

  88. Billy purdue says:

    Best youtuber

  89. Jenni Bryan says:

    If Ben and Jerry have one body, why do both have to eat?

  90. Dave Miller says:

    Brian, do you keep any venomous snakes to breed?

  91. Grace Girard says:

    My ball python is 4 and hasn’t eaten fit for 12 months her body weight looks the same. So we assist feed?

  92. 李孟霖 says:

    What that can you feed

  93. Nikolai Andersen says:

    Have a nice day everyone

  94. James Williams says:

    I won't speak for anyone else but i will speak for myself. I want to thank you for the knowledge you share to all who watch your videos. Keep up the great videos.

  95. Sean Malloy says:

    Hi Brian. I hope you're having an awesome day! I had a ball python that I had to assist feed before. Luckily he started taking food on his own after the 1st assist. Even still it gave me so much anxiety that I now stick with my retic's, bullsnakes, and kingsnakes. They rarely skip a meal! Still love and appreciate bp's for the beautiful creatures that they are.

  96. Solomon Barburas says:

    What snake is ben ang Jerry?

  97. Luna clips says:

    Your sneks are so cute ?

  98. lockyluke28 YT says:

    i would love to know how you set up your background in the anaconda enclosure i hope one day i do what you do in your zoo

  99. Gary Dasilva says:

    Brian ??

  100. xx11shadow11xx says:

    I HOPE U GET THIS MESSAGE how do i get my leopard geckos to stop eating their eggs

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