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    If you've only had him for a week and have been handling and having him crawl around your bed along with offering food twice in that time it's not surprising he didn't eat. New bps shouldn't be handled at all besides initial checks/weight or clean ups until they're eating consistently. I know it's hard to leave your new cute guy alone and he seems to be acting fine but the new environment on top of handling is a big stress on them even if they don't show it. I'd go at least a solid week without handling before even offering food again.

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    Re: New BP owner - is he too skinny? How old?

    Quote Originally Posted by crosskira View Post
    Haha yeah I tried feeding him twice but each time he looked right past it and was more interested in the digital thermometer/hygrometer in his cage :p I'm hoping this Tuesday he'll be more used to his new environment. Do you suggest feeding him inside the cage still?

    Also thank you! I love him so much
    Well .... as above ... I'd leave him alone for a week or so before trying to feed . He needs time to settle down and relax so no more handling or anything . Just water changes .

    I'll send you a PM as regards the feeding ..


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    Looks good to me. Just let him settle in and feed him once he get's used to his new home.

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    Thanks Cletus! Just giving an update, he's 144 grams so he's a very small boy! I held him to weigh him and add another fake plant to his enclosure, as well and check his temps and cage, and then I immediately put him back. This has been the coldest his cold side has ever been, which is 73.5 so I'm wondering what to do about that :/

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    Re: New BP owner - is he too skinny? How old?

    Insulate the tank in foam board and modify the lid to hold humidity a d heat better. There's a bunch of posts with tips on how exactly.

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    Re: New BP owner - is he too skinny? How old?

    Quote Originally Posted by HannahLou View Post
    Insulate the tank in foam board and modify the lid to hold humidity a d heat better. There's a bunch of posts with tips on how exactly.


    Just insulated with foam boards a few hours ago and I use a wet washcloth to help with the screened top!

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    Cute little guy and he's fine. Where did you get him from?
    -Colubrids-
    1.0.1 - Rhamphiophis rostratus (Rufous Beaked)
    1.0.0 - Elaphe climacophora (Kunashir Island Rat Snake)

    -Venomous-
    1.1.0 - Atheris squamigera (Variable Bush Viper)
    0.0.1 - Cerastes cerastes (Desert Horned Viper)
    1.0.0 - Naja siamensis (Black & White Spitting Cobra)


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    Re: New BP owner - is he too skinny? How old?

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    Cute little guy and he's fine. Where did you get him from?
    I got him from a reptile show in Taylor, MI!

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