My super mojave girl has a very weird feeding habit since about two months since I tried to feed her rats of a bigger size. She only tries to eat the rat backwards. Not once but really every time. she should move up to a bigger size rats ( she is around 1000 gram) but because she eats them backwards she can’t and leaves them. One time she even got the tail in her throat but then got stranded at the legs. She was really behaving like she was suffocating (which I know can not happen considering snake atonomy) but she was really stressed so I had to pull the tail out. Often I have to re-heat the rat three times before she manages to get it away, backwards…but also regularly she just gives up.
Did anyone experience this before? Or does anyone know what might be the reason she doesn’t want to eat them from the head anymore? I tried already to position the rat in the right way, making the head warmer, smaller and bigger rats but everytime it’s the same, she strikes, curls and start at the tail side which often results in a faillure. She now already mist two meals because of this.