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Old 05-02-2011, 12:41 AM
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ive had biggie smalls since feburary 8th. and the entire time ive had him he's only eaten once. his skin is really starting to scare me hence all of the loose skin. i offer him food every week and he doesnt go for it.is there something i should do or try to help get him on track.. below is a picture of him, you can see the skin. his head is against the wall, so the farthest you can see in the pic

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Old 05-02-2011, 02:32 AM
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Whats the light below or ablove him? Can't tell the orentation of the pic.

Need to tell how long you have had him (or been since the last time he ate) and what it he actually is because I can't tell.

Check out my newest addition and tell me if his skin looks the same and see what I have done so far.

If he is in shed a few weeks before and after he might not eat. I have one that will eat when he's in shed and one that won't.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:21 AM
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the light above is the heat lamp. ive had him since feburary 8th. he ate around feb 24th he shed around a week after that. he's only shed twice. the first time he did it was a smooth one. the second time it was all in bits and pieces. my snake's just darker tone in general. and he's eaten adult mice. ive tried alternating between different sizes, mice,rats etc.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:30 AM
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It's not a very good pic, any chance you could get a better one? Maybe showing the whole enclosure too?
What kind of snake is he? Size? What are you feeding him? Tank temps and humidity?
Two sheds since you've had him isn't bad. Full grown snakes don't shed very often.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:03 PM
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One thing I've noticed is that overhead heat kills humidity and you need to compensate
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:49 PM
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appears to me to be severely dehydrated. we need more info but I would not hesitate to do the Vet trip!
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