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Arctic Azure 01-24-2010 05:24 PM

This was really helpful. Haven't used it yet, but once I get my snake I'll be able to use it before any problems arise.

Zar 02-01-2010 04:35 PM

hey, great thread, just a head's up, the link to the shedding post is a dead end...is the thread gone?

Carnathfd 03-27-2010 03:58 PM

Unique Situation
 
Hey all, i was reading through this thread and found it helpful, but doesn't seem to solve my specific problem. I have a corn snake, picked him up at a reptile show about 5 years ago, and he was just a lil guy then. Ergo, he's about 5 years old.

We've never had any problems with him until recently. He seems to have lost the ability to feed. It used to be every saturday we would feed him, but lately the following occurs.

He'll go after the mouse like normal and start to eat. However after about 3-4seconds, he simply opens his jaw and lets the mouse drop. I've tried wet and dry, even cut it open so the scent of blood would encourage him, but the same result every time. Would this be caused by some infection/disease? We're growing concerned because it's been a good 4 weeks since he last fed.

lovesnuffles 03-27-2010 10:51 PM

I don't think it's cause for concern. If you're really worried, take him to a vet. But snakes like to stop feeding during cold weather/breeding season and so it's probably nothing. Snakes can go a very long time without food. So unless he's dropping weight, there's nothing to worry about.

Aikidoka 03-28-2010 03:54 AM

Yup Yup
 
If you see significant weight loss, then I would worry. Or, if you want to forcefeed, you can blend the food, and **** it up into a childs syringe.Put that in the snakes mouth and veoala, rat smoothie. LOL

Sebb 03-28-2010 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aikidoka (Post 32402)
If you see significant weight loss, then I would worry. Or, if you want to forcefeed, you can blend the food, and **** it up into a childs syringe.Put that in the snakes mouth and veoala, rat smoothie. LOL

I drink those all the time...I mean....<.< >.> *Sebb runs away**

DodoBird27 03-28-2010 06:29 PM

Lol! Man, that brings up some nasty mental images!:eek:

Bluedon 06-10-2011 10:07 AM

New Ball Pythons
 
Just got Crusher and Jaws last week. Fully grown ball pythons. One had just shed .
Q: How often do they shed? Websites state what to look for prior to shedding and how to aid shedding but not any real timeline for shedding. Help please, Bluedon

lovesnuffles 06-10-2011 01:23 PM

Usually they'll shed every one to two months. If they're fully grown, they won't shed as often because they're not doing as much growing as babies.

DodoBird27 06-10-2011 08:37 PM

Yeah, babies will shed often, like every 1-2 months, because they are growing fast. Adults are barely growing for they might only shed a few times a year.


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