I have a new Burmese. She is eight months old and roughly three feet. I purchased her (my second Burmese, btw) from a reputable breeder. I have owned her since she was five weeks old. Has been wonderful! No problems, great feeder and puppy dog tame. I have her housed in an appropriate sized enclosure with regular hot/cool sides, hides, perfect humidity ect. However, five weeks ago, post shed she began to refuse food. I feed her f/t. It has been four weeks since her last shed/feed. She has pooped. Temps in her enclosure are consistent and stable. Continued daily handling ect. However, she wont eat (I have continued with f/t, tried immediately killed live, scenting, live and even smaller food choices ect) and nothing seems to be working. All she does is go after the tongs, me or anything near her enclosure. She has not lost weight, very active and has no internally issues as my vet has seen her for a check up. I did give her a 12 day break from trying to offer her food. Since all of this began she has been extremely bity and defensive. She will lunge at anything that comes near her tank and once out of the enclosure is the same. I figured at first it was just young age, as my other female burm did that when she was younger. However, it is now to the point where she flattens out and hisses, strikes NON STOP at anyone or anything that comes in the room. This is something that my other Burmese did not do. I have put newspaper around the back and sides of the enclosure last week, hoping she just wanted even MORE privacy. I do handle her, daily and the biting just does not stop. I have hook trained her since she was six weeks old and now, the hook is the first thing she goes for, then my hand/arm ect. I guess what I'm asking is, if I am missing something or if you have any pointers on how to get her back on a normal feeding schedule and perhaps help ease her defensive mood lately.