Hi everyone, I apologize in advance if this is the millionth thread of this kind , but I'd rather be safe than sorry. My 9-year-old Milk Snake has been extremely hyperactive for the past 1,5 months or so and has refused to eat for close to 2 months. I tried offering a different prey item (rat pup instead of mouse) and he sniffed it a bit and then continued his crazy cruising. I lef it in his vivarium overnight and he ignored it; had to throw it out the next day. This has already happened 3 times when I tried to offer him food. He's trashing his cage and moving about all the time, non-stop, climbing, cruising, bumping against the glass, it's maddening. As far as I know he is a male, so I suspect it might be breeding season behaviour, although isn't it a bit late for that? :/ I've had him for close to 4 years now and he's always been a bit crazy at this time of year, but it's never lasted this long or been quite so intense. He looks a tad leaner than he used to be, although not emaciated or anything, so I'm not panicking yet, although a bit of worry is starting to set in I would like to know how much longer he can safely go without food before I have to take some additional measures. I've also noticed that he's rubbed off the top layer of some of his scales, but that could be just because he's constantly rubbing against the wood and rocks he has in his viv. He has access to clean drinking water and nothing about his tank has changed. The temps are 75 and 85F (I don't know the exact humidity, because my hygrometer broke down, but from what I remember it was somewhere in the 60s right next to the water bowl). The light cycle is sometimes a bit off, because I go to bed rather late and my bedside lamp is usually on until very late. On several occasions it was accidentally on all night, but that doesn't happen very often...I don't know if it could've thrown him off to such an extent. Basically I just need some reassurance or info on how long milks can go without eating before they require assistance or a vet visit. Or how long can breeding season behaviour be expected to last. Thanks in advance for any input.