Baby Ribbon Snake, feeding question

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Anonymous:
I found a ribbon snake in the basement and have been trying to feed it. At first I thought it was a garter snake and was trying to feed it worms, it didn't want them. When I found out it was a ribbon snake I bought a few small goldfish and put them in a water dish in the aquarium; it won't eat those either. I've also tried to give it small pieces of a fish fillet with no luck.
What does a baby snake like to eat?
Is putting the live fish in a dish the right way to feed it? How long do I have to figure out what to feed it before it starves itself to death?
Thanks!!
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Chris McMartin:
[nq:1]I found a ribbon snake in the basement and have been trying to feed it. At first I thought it ... feed it? How long do I have to figure out what to feed it before it starves itself to death?[/nq]
How big are the goldfish in relation to the snake? I wouldn't try feeding it any fish bigger around than the snake's head if it is indeed a baby ribbon snake, guppies might work.
Also, you probably found a snake that is trying to find a place to "hibernate." You might be better off finding a nice, cool place to keep the snake over the next month or two (40s to 50s Fahrenheit; still provide a suitable water dish), then warm it back up to see if that kick-starts its appetite.
Chris

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