Our house is full of animals today.
April bought us all food–even Fluffy, the corn snake.
He got three mice. But, he didn’t eat the third one so April got rid of it. Mice smell whether they are alive or dead and this one was dead so out it went. Fluffy gets 15 minutes to decide whether he is going to eat it or not and then he just has to wait until next time which in his case is a couple months. We’re glad we don’t have to go two months between meals! April got what she thinks is a great video of Fluffy eating his mice. She plans on putting it up on the blog soon. We think she is crazy. Why would anyone want to watch a snake eating when they can watch us–the mighty hunters eat?
More important than Fluffy and his mice are the wax worms and crickets she got for us. April makes a house for the wax worms so they don’t die in a couple days like they used to. She takes an empty Glad plastic container (Tony’s lunch meat comes in it) and puts a mixture of oatmeal and honey on one end. Then she puts the wax worms in the other end including the bedding them come in (after picking out the wax worms that have already died). They like the oatmeal and honey mixture because in the wild they eat honeycomb from bees nests when they are in the wax worm phase of their life. She does poke holes in the top of the Glad plastic container and keeps it on in case the worms think about crawling out. She hand fed both of the newts pieces of a wax worm today. She also hand fed Limey, but ,as we all know, Limey will eat anything so that isn’t too hard.
She also fixed up the cricket keeper with carrots and oranges for the big batch of crickets she bought today. They think they are in heaven with so much good food and fun places to hide in in the cricket keeper. April said we have to eat wax worms until the crickets get bigger.
So our house is full of animals today. We can see the crickets and wax worms from our aquarium and if toads could salivate we would be doing just that.
Brownie, Greenie and Limey
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