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    Re: BP hasnít eaten since I got her!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    And even though you've already handled her, I'd stop...until after she eats for you, twice or more times.
    Ah, yes!!! I forgot to mention that in my reply. I was falling asleep and forgot, but came back this morning specifically to mention this.

    Refrain from handling until the animal is eating. I personally, would keep handling to a 100% bare minimum until the snake has gotten 3 meals.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    These guys have basically nailed it ....

    We just need a real good description of your set up ..
    Ideally a photo or two would be very helpful .

    The crucial concern for me is ALWAYS the surface temps so I'd like to know what kind of thermometer you are using ..is it a circular stick-on one or a standing one or one with a wired probe ?

    The free TapaTalk app is great for uploading photos if you're struggling.

    Two identical hides is a must asap - one on warm side and the other on the cool side even a third in the middle but that's not as crucial.

    Always feed in the evenings, in low /dim light ... also many Royal / Ball Pythons will ONLY strike from their hides and if you try feeding them whilst they're out and about in the viv they will most likely just move away from it nervously..

    Of course I'm going to advise you to read up on and then try the hairdryer method !!


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    And Zincubus is spot on. We need to know more to help troubleshoot what's going on.

    OP, the more you tell us the better we can help you.
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    Re: BP hasnít eaten since I got her!!!

    itís a tank so I guess Iím gonna have to cover the three sides with something. And ya I was thinking we were trying too hard to get her to eat that it could be stressful so Iím gonna wait 5 days until I try again.

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    Thumbs up Re: BP hasnít eaten since I got her!!!

    Okay so I dont have a second hide or thermometer so Iím going to get those like, yesterday lol and also some fake plants...

    im going to pay a visit to the place where I got her and hopefully get some answers too.

    Thank you everyone

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