- Mar 3, 2006
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- Philadelphia, PA
- United States
Eva, I wasn't directing my pinky question to you but rather posing a question. It is something that I think of each time I see these types of discussions.Sorry - I'm not advocating the use of mice as caudate food. I can't really see the purpose of doing so, either, considering how many different types of things they can eat, how easily available those things are, often in your own back yard, and how much more appropriate they seem to a naturalistic diet. I'm just trying to clarify whether or not caudates are able to digest a mouse (which also leads me to question the digestion of beef, chicken, etc.).
Now, though, I am also curious as to whether feces from eating a mouse would include bones and if not, why not? Answers spawning questions...
I don't know specifically about caudates (never fed mine rodents), but in large snakes who eat adult rodents and have a digestive system perfectly tailored for this food, on occassion, their feces will contain fur and boney fragments. Pinks, however are neonatal and not developed.