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    The Psychology of Problem Feeders – Get your Ball Python eating again

    Hey BP.net-ters!

    I know I almost never get over here any more, but I wanted to share an article that hopefully will add to the body of knowledge on this site.

    The Psychology of Problem Feeders – Get your Ball Python eating again

    Hope its helpful, as well as the other articles on my blog. If you liked it and want more, comment some topics that I can blog about in the future.
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    Interesting read.
    It is quite different than the typical advice given in regards to enclosure changes and modifications.
    The opposite really. I might have to try this out to see if my feeding rates improve.
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    Be sure to record the data across the spectrum of your snakes, and list the data for peer review

    I sense a scholarly paper in the making!!
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    Re: The Psychology of Problem Feeders – Get your Ball Python eating again

    Thanks for sharing your personal experience! This is great advice not only for new owners, but for experienced owners as well! :thumbup:

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    Really eye opening stuff, Justin! I will give these techniques a try when I run into a problem feeder
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    Great information. Going to have to try it out.

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    Interesting hypothesis.
    I'm curious if the seasonal causes for BP fasting is also related to the environmental symptoms you noticed in the wild.
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    Great write-up, Justin. Keeping things clean really pays off
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    Very interesting. Thank you! I just had a small female go off feed suddenly for two months. After I moved her to a different enclosure and did a bedding change after her shed she started eating again. She now gets into striking pose when she sees me when before she would just lazily watch the rodent go by her. Makes sense now.
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    This makes a lot of sense when I think about my BP. He's only shed once since I've had him, but that was also the only time he's pooped a full size turd. He also quit using the hide immediately after his shed/poop and moved to another one. Goes along with your article at least.

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