Hello, I have a small snake, a northern red belly, which I believe may be about a year old. My son found him about 2 months ago and we decided to try to keep him. Things seem to have gone well so far. The snake is very active, very calm and very friendly toward being held. Since the beginning we have fed him several earthworms, about once a week (tried slugs at first but he did not take). He has eaten probably 4 to 5 times since we started, after not eating anything for the first couple weeks. However, recently he stopped eating, and hasn't for about the past two weeks (last feed was end of November). We have tried cutting the worms into smaller pieces but that did not work. We have left him alone for a few days at a time between attempts. He seems interested in the worms but is not "going for it". In one recent attempt he actually struck at the worm, but gave up after not getting a good hold. Any similar experience with this type of snake or other small worm eaters, like dekays brown snake? any suggestions?