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    Helping a friend. Hognose not eating for 8 months.

    I have a friend that has an adult male hognose that has not eaten in 8 months. They have tried quail eggs, fish, Mice, rats, live, FT and they claim temp and humidity are spot on but I don't know readings. Suggestions? They got him as a rescue and have lots of experience with other reptiles just not hogs.

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    Re: Helping a friend. Hognose not eating for 8 months.

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    Do you know if they've tried feeding or scenting with toads?
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    Re: Helping a friend. Hognose not eating for 8 months.

    Here is what they said.

    We have had the hoggie 8 months no food. Refuses everything from boiled egg to fish to frogs to lizards to mice pinks to eat pinks to brained anything.
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    Re: Helping a friend. Hognose not eating for 8 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    Here is what they said.

    We have had the hoggie 8 months no food. Refuses everything from boiled egg to fish to frogs to lizards to mice pinks to eat pinks to brained anything.

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    Hmmm...I've never tried them, but hear reptilinks can get a hognose back on track. They have various "flavors" and sizes. Might be worth checking that out?
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    Re: Helping a friend. Hognose not eating for 8 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    Hmmm...I've never tried them, but hear reptilinks can get a hognose back on track. They have various "flavors" and sizes. Might be worth checking that out?
    Will check it out. He looks ok for being off food for 8 months.

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    Re: Helping a friend. Hognose not eating for 8 months.

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    Will check it out. He looks ok for being off food for 8 months.

    He's huge compared to my lil' Cosmo boy.

    I'm assuming that's a recent picture?
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    Re: Helping a friend. Hognose not eating for 8 months.

    Was told today. I will take my own photos this afternoon when I get to see him in person. Just getting off work.

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    Well first it's a male so it's not that surprising however before telling to scent I would rather know what their setup is in details because the issue could lay there same for feeding how it's been done, how much when the animal use to eat.

    Scenting is a step backward that I do not recommend unless everything else failed. Additionally I would start with common scent Tuna, Vienna Sausage, Chicken, Salmon, Anchovies, Hard Boiled Eggs and Toad as the very last thing.

    I get really great success with hard boiled eggs including them eating it



    Considering the size it's not something I would be overly worried about either but I would definitely investigate to see if there is a way to get him back on track.
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    Re: Helping a friend. Hognose not eating for 8 months.

    I brought a small mouse live with me. Bam he slams it right away. They both were floored as he eat it. He was looking for more. They are going to offer again in 5 days and keep me posted.

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