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Old 06-13-2011, 12:41 AM
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this is like the 3rd time i have tried to feed my snake, i have done live meat and frozen, he wont eat. he acts hungry, but when its time to eat, he wont. im afraid im doing something wrong
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:42 AM
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When was the last time he ate? What temperature do you have your enclosure? Is he new to the enclosure or has the setup within the enclosure been moved around? Hopefully its just something simple.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:56 PM
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What kind of snake is it? Sometimes snakes are really picky about what they eat and will only eat a specific type of food. Though it may not seem that way to you, to them, there are big differences between mice, rats, gerbils, frogs, lizards, fish, etc.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:38 PM
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knowing what kind of snake you have as well as what the temps are would be helpfull. also the 3 times you fed the snake did you wait a week inbetween? the snake sounds stressed to me. i've owned snakes for 20 years now, and no matter the age of snake when i get them, my rule is to not interact with the snake [oviously unless i need to clean the cage] until it has eaten 3 times in a row. some snakes stress very easy to a new environment. so my advice leave the snake alone and only offer it food 1 time a week. i have a female carpet python that i got when she was 3 weeks old. and she was very stressed, it took me 6 weeks to get her to eat. good luck
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:40 AM
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I understand how frustrating it can be. I have a 12 yr old Ball Python that has sometimes gone 6 months without eating! Be Patient! Make sure the heat/humidity levels are right for your breed of snake and the food you offer is what he/she is used to.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:19 PM
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