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post #1 of 8 Old 02-06-2007, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
Any tips on Hand feeding

I'm trying to teach my Bolivian Rams to hand feed, they aren't scared for my hands to be near them and they are curious about the food but wont eat it until my hand is away, any tips on training them to hand feed and earn some trust? By the way i feed them Shrimp Pellets.
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-06-2007, 09:34 PM
what i did is dipped lil at time like as mybe just my fingers then lil more and a lil more till the end.
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-07-2007, 04:09 AM
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hey im doin the same. all my fish apart from my rams and plecos(of course) take food from my hands. one ram lets me near her but the other swims away, itll take a while but ull get there im sure
its nice to get close to our friends innit!!!! ;)
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-07-2007, 08:20 AM
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i trained my plattys and my betta that passed last night to hand feed by a little at a time going in the water with the pellets.
And my Goldfish!
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-07-2007, 12:20 PM
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you have to be sooo slow and quiet, and have so much patience.
and if that fails starve them a day

:D almost all mine now take food out of my fingers

About As Innocent As a Nun In a Cucumber
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-07-2007, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
well starving is out of the option, the lfs i got them from didnt seem to feed them enough and they are pretty skinny, maybe a month of feeding before i starve them for a few days.
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-09-2007, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
i have sucessfully hand fed one of my bolivian ram frozen black worms today :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-10-2007, 05:49 AM
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congrats :D
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