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    Excellent article and very well thought out. This should be passed along to all new ball python owners as a tool for them. Good read!

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    This article is wonderful. As a brand new BP owner I have something to fall back on should I encounter a fast.

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    good stuff

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    Re: The Psychology of Problem Feeders Get your Ball Python eating again

    Great post! I'm sure it will help lots of people.
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    Re: The Psychology of Problem Feeders Get your Ball Python eating again

    Great post! I'm sure it will help lots of people.

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    Great post! I'm sure it will help lots of people.
    Family:
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    Balls:
    1.0 Lesser Pied, 1.0 VPI Snow, 1.0 Super Pastel Mojave, 1.1 Albino het VPI Axanthic G-Stripe, 1.0 Albino Black Pastel, 2.2 Triple het VPI Axanthic/Albino/Pied, 1.1 Triple het VPI Axanthic/Albino/G-Stripe, 0.1 Pastel BEL(Mojave/Lesser), 0.1 Sterling Mojave, 0.2 Pied, 0.2 Kingpin het Pied, 0.1 Cinnamon Lesser het Pied, 0.2 Clown, 0.1 Citrus Pewter Calico, 0.1 Pastel Mystic, 0.1 Mystic, 0.2 Cinnapin, 0.1 VPI Axanthic G-Stripe, 0.1 G-Stripe het Albino, 0.1 G-Stripe, 0.1 Pewter, 0.1 Lesser, 0.2 Spider ph Pied, 0.1 Spotnose ph Pied, 0.1 Spinner, 0.1 Black Pastel, 0.1 Normal

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    7 months...

    I am in need of some serious help. I have a female BP who has not eaten since December 27. She has gone from 1060 to 972 grams. She has shed twice during that time. I have two other females about the same age eating like clockwork. This is what I've tried:

    - the "don't touch anything" philosophy
    - varied temps
    - varied humidity
    - changed enclosure
    - changed room in which she is kept
    - different color rat
    - live rat (she has been eating F/T her whole life)

    I haven't tried a mouse, yet.

    I know BP's can go a year without eating, but seven months is plenty long for me. Starting to become concerned.

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    Re: The Psychology of Problem Feeders Get your Ball Python eating again

    Thank you for the info

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    Re: 7 months...

    Quote Originally Posted by fleapower View Post
    I am in need of some serious help. I have a female BP who has not eaten since December 27. She has gone from 1060 to 972 grams. She has shed twice during that time. I have two other females about the same age eating like clockwork. This is what I've tried:

    - the "don't touch anything" philosophy
    - varied temps
    - varied humidity
    - changed enclosure
    - changed room in which she is kept
    - different color rat
    - live rat (she has been eating F/T her whole life)

    I haven't tried a mouse, yet.

    I know BP's can go a year without eating, but seven months is plenty long for me. Starting to become concerned.
    Mine just went on a 6 month hunger strike and I tried all these this too with no luck. So I moved her to a very low-activity room (spare bedroom) and put, of all things, a live gerbil in her feeding tank. Within 3 seconds she had him wrapped up and she gobbled him down without issue! Side note, a week later, she laid eggs despite me having her a year without being around any other snakes.

    Gerbils are apparently balls' favorite naturally-occurring meal in Africa, where they are from. I'm hoping by now your baby has eaten, so I'm posting this for everyone else who may be having feeding issues.

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    Re: The Psychology of Problem Feeders Get your Ball Python eating again

    Hey guys, just joined the forum. I've read on other websites that BP's tend not to eat during winter.

    However I come from a place where it's constantly humid and hot. So my question is, will my snake know it's winter time based on it's general genetic make up? Or should I not consider that as a factor when my snake isn't eating during the "winter months"


    Cheers,
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    Re: The Psychology of Problem Feeders Get your Ball Python eating again

    Never heard that about poor winter appetites tbh . My good feeding Royals eat all year round .. The others get offered food every 10 to 14 days and its suits them better ..




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