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Old 04-27-2011, 06:57 PM
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Default Any tips to get my 3yr old Corn snake to eat?

My snake has stopped eating. His behavior is normal and he still looks healthy, etc. After skipping several feedings, I took him to the vet. She said he was very healthy and I should just keep trying to get him to eat. When I put the mice in his tank he seems interested and looks like he'll eat, but ends up leaving it. I have also tried different size mice to see if this would work. I think he is stressed because I bought him a larger tank and he has only eaten once since then. I was told that he wouldn't grow much larger unless I got a larger tank (I went from a 20 gallon to a 60 gallon). I am thinking of putting him back in his old tank to see if he'll eat. Maybe it was too much of a change all at once?? I have never had any problems with him previously. I'm getting really worried...
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:17 PM
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It's breeding season He's probably more interested in finding a mate than eating any kind of food you have to offer lol. You know how men are. They'd rather have a woman than keep themselves fed XD But he should start eating for you soon, hopefully. It's nothing to worry about.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:44 AM
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Oh brother.... what a response. She is right though and your stupid VET should have thought of that! Find your self a real reptile Vet Sandy!
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:54 AM
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It's breeding season He's probably more interested in finding a mate than eating any kind of food you have to offer lol. You know how men are. They'd rather have a woman that keep themselves fed XD But he should start eating for you soon, hopefully. It's nothing to worry about.
Where do you get a woman that keeps a man feed and I don't mean by take out or drive-thru; at least she can't poison me over time if she doesnt cook!
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:59 AM
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Excellent question... If I were you I would hang out at the Culinary Institute! Even the left overs are yummy!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:25 AM
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Lol! You're right. I don't cook either :P Forget that!! The cooking part, I don't mind. It's just the knowing that I also have to clean up the mess after that bothers me.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:01 PM
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That's what i thought when i left the "vet's"!! She knew the basics, but i could tell she was clueless!! I'm not sure how to find a herp vet, looked online and tried calling around local vet hospitals and she was the "specialist" lol.

Thanks for the info about it being mating season.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:44 PM
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Places for reptile vets near Massachusetts
Natick Animal Clinic -
14 reviews - Place page
www.natickanimal.com - 121 West Central Street, Natick - (508) 653-5020
Countryside Veterinary Hospital -
28 reviews - Place page
www.countrysideveterinaryhospital.com - 289 Littleton Road, Chelmsford, MA - (978) 256-9555
Holliston Animal Hospital -
17 reviews - Place page
maps.google.com - 13 Exchange Street, MA - (508) 429-8899
Tufts Veterinary--Anesthesia and Pain Service -
12 reviews - Place page
vet.tufts.edu - 200 Westboro Road, Grafton, MA - (508) 839-5395
Hanson Animal Hospital Inc -
19 reviews - Place page
www.vcahospitals.com - 705 Main Street, Hanson, MA - (781) 293-2511
Andover Animal Hospital Inc - 10 reviews - Place page
www.andoveranimal.com - 233 Lowell Street, Andover, MA - (978) 475-3600
Angell Animal Medical Center -
225 reviews - Place page
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:49 PM
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Thanks, Denny! Natick is about 20 mins from my house.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:00 PM
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Your welcome...We aim to please!!
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