Assist Feeding a King Cobra

King cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) may not always feed voluntarily in captivity. This freshly imported female is being assist fed Mazuri carnivorous reptile gel as part of a Snake Getters demonstration at a veterinary conference.

When assist feeding a snake it is important that the food be delivered down the throat and not the glottis so that the snake does not aspirate. Learn more about assist feeding venomous snakes here.

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