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    Snake Isnt Eating

    hi my ball python is a year old and has never had a problem eating but for sum reason it has not ate in 18 days why is this?






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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    Give us a rundown on his setup. Size, substrate, temps, what you have been feeding him, humidity, etc...
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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    40 gallon, cypres gold mulch, temps are 89 and 82 and she always ate small rates but last time I fed her I could not get a rat so I gave her a mouse

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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    18 days isn't a long time for a Ball. Mine just went 5 months. They periodically fast, and decide not to eat.

    what do you mean, couldn't get the rat?

    (The record for them is 22 months. But that's extremely rare. Just a bit of trivia.)
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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    where I go to get my rats was out they only had big ones so I got a mouse instead
    it has just never stoped eating liek this before it has always been a good eater so wasn't sure why it would change

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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    you feeding live?

    If so, are you supervising? live critters can bite snakes, and the snake will often shy from eating for a short period, or even get color-picky about their food.
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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    yes she will not eat frozen she never would and yes I do make sure I keep close supervision while she is eating

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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    No injuries? She might just be not hungry. My snake was at that age when she started her first Fast.

    Some snakes are difficult to convert - I'm STILL working on one of my Ball Python's, and we have had him 3 years now! stubborn little bugger.

    There are several methods of converting, with varying degrees of success. It's different for every snake.

    In the end, you can save a lot of money, and potential vet bills if you can convince your snake to make the switch.
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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    Yeah 18 days aint much..mines still fasting were at well over a month now..sheeesh..first time it ever did this and it is worrying..I personally hate thawing and offering a rat every week just for it to get rejected..it gets costly!

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    Re: Snake Isnt Eating

    give it some time. so long as the snakes not losing weight, then it'll be fine

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