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Old 07-04-2007, 10:55 PM
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If your snake wont eat there are many things that could be wrong. ry fixing some of the following things. Temperature should be about 80 for most snakes and some need 85-90 degrees. Cage Decorations, does your snake have enough space, and a place to hide and drink and "play"? Is he/she losing weight? It could be its just mating season where some snake species naturally just dont eat. Is the food right for your snake, it shouldnt be bigger than the largest part of its body, although you can feed it slightly larger when moving up a step like Fuzzy - to hopper. Does your snake have any injuries or sickness? Some snakes unfortunatly are Wild caught and get shipped to you with parasites. Stress from shipping the snake itself can cause feeding problems.
-If you still have problems and ALL the top questions are answered post a topic about your snake having eating problems and we will help you out.

Heres what i do for feeding my picky ball python.

They eat at night so after about 12 hours of having his cage light, turn it off, leave him for a hour. unthaw the mouse but KEEP IT DRY they tend to like it better. Go in there, try not to run around his room a bunch, and try to be very discreet to get it all ready with the cage cover off. Then, hopefully hes hiding or in his hide box. Dangle the mouse in the entrance of the hide box, kinda dangle it and make it look like the mouse is looking for a house and is digging around the entrance. Do this for atleast 5 mins. If he hasnt come, lift out the box and check is he was moving twords the mouse. If he was, it was working but you need to do it longer. Put the box down and try although they feel exposed now he wont strike im thinking. Try it again the next night.

Thats what i did for my picky ball python and she took it within 20 sec, and now i get her to eat every time.

Hope it works.


-If this doesnt help or work Post a topic and we will help

These are just two of many common subjects we get asked and have to answer OVER and OVER so many times i thought i would give the full list of some answers lol. And more Sections that anyone wants i will slide in as this will be hopefully kept a sticky post.

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-1 Ball Python
-2 corn snakes ones my brothers
-2 guineas
-1 rabbit (sister)
-1 Blood Python (brother)
-2 leopard geckos
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