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musho3210 02-06-2007 09:17 PM

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.

joeshmoe 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.

lioness501 02-07-2007 04:09 AM

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!!!! ;)

Matt 02-07-2007 08:20 AM

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!

sazzy 02-07-2007 12:20 PM

you have to be sooo slow and quiet, and have so much patience.
and if that fails starve them a day :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

musho3210 02-07-2007 03:48 PM

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.

musho3210 02-09-2007 07:12 PM

i have sucessfully hand fed one of my bolivian ram frozen black worms today :)

lioness501 02-10-2007 05:49 AM

congrats :D

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