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Old 01-24-2010, 06:24 PM
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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.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:35 PM
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hey, great thread, just a head's up, the link to the shedding post is a dead end...is the thread gone?
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:58 PM
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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.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:51 PM
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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.
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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
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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**
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:29 PM
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Lol! Man, that brings up some nasty mental images!
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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
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:23 PM
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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.
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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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