Feeding Snake

Asked July 28, 2020, 9:27 PM EDT

When putting a pinkie mouse into a bag into hot water. How long do I leave it in there to feed to my snake? I don’t want to leave it in there too long where it cooks and I don’t want it to be cold for my snake. Thank you guys!

New Haven County Connecticut

1 Response

Thank you for your question. You don't need to put the frozen mouse into hot water. Warm water is fine. The main concern is making sure the mouse is completely thawed. You do not want to feed even a partially frozen mouse to your snake. If I'm feeding pinkies, I usually place them in warm water for a few hours, replacing the water as it cools off with warm water. Once the mouse is completely thawed, you can soak it in warm water for 3 - 5 minutes before offering it to your snake.

I hope this answers your question, and thank you for contacting Ask an Expert.

Jim