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    Re: Hasn't eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by HeathBish View Post
    Yesterday was 2 weeks since I last offered. I'm going to wait until Saturday to offer again. If he's not acting any differently and showing his usual signs of hunting I may skip this coming Saturday, too. I pretty much rescued him and I 2as told he's 5 but I'm not totally certain. I've been wondering if he is a lot older than that. I don't know enough to tell the difference or even if there is a way of telling the difference. His vet said he is healthy and looks great. Good heartbeat, etc. So I'll monitor and offer here and there. Hopefully he accepts sooner than later.

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    Well ...

    This method WORKS if done properly ...
    I wait until evening as they're nocturnal of course . I let the rodent thaw out in the reptile room so they get the smell ..
    Then I warm up the mouse / rat with a hairdryer and offer with tongs IMMEDIATELY whilst still warm . If refused simply repeat the heating and offering as many times as needed. .
    A couple of mine will only strike feed from within their hides so I dangle the warm rodent in front of the hide's entrance - usually works but if it fails simply reheat the rodent with a hairdryer and immediately offer again whilst it's still warm continue until it's grabbed ...


    Incidentally , if it shows no interest at all not even a tongue flicker maybe it's best to leave for a week or so.


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    Re: Hasn't eaten

    I feel your pain..itís been 13 weeks for my girl! Everything Iíve gathered though tells me itís normal and she still looks healthy. I donít have a lot of expert advice, but I can offer moral support ahaha. Weíve just got to hang in there and wait!


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    Re: Hasn't eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by purpleroan View Post
    I feel your pain..itís been 13 weeks for my girl! Everything Iíve gathered though tells me itís normal and she still looks healthy. I donít have a lot of expert advice, but I can offer moral support ahaha. Weíve just got to hang in there and wait!


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    One of my Royals went 8 months or so and has been one of my best feeders since ..

    I think I saw the record 'fast' was by a Royal ... two YEARS !!


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    Re: Hasn't eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Well ...

    This method WORKS if done properly ...
    I wait until evening as they're nocturnal of course . I let the rodent thaw out in the reptile room so they get the smell ..
    Then I warm up the mouse / rat with a hairdryer and offer with tongs IMMEDIATELY whilst still warm . If refused simply repeat the heating and offering as many times as needed. .
    A couple of mine will only strike feed from within their hides so I dangle the warm rodent in front of the hide's entrance - usually works but if it fails simply reheat the rodent with a hairdryer and immediately offer again whilst it's still warm continue until it's grabbed ...


    Incidentally , if it shows no interest at all not even a tongue flicker maybe it's best to leave for a week or so.


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    I've read this at one point and have tried everything except the hair dryer thing. This weekend or next I'll try with the hair dryer as well.

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    Re: Hasn't eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    One of my Royals went 8 months or so and has been one of my best feeders since ..

    I think I saw the record 'fast' was by a Royal ... two YEARS !!


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    Omg That's a long time!

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    Re: Hasn't eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by HeathBish View Post
    I've read this at one point and have tried everything except the hair dryer thing. This weekend or next I'll try with the hair dryer as well.

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    The hairdryer trick works 99% of the time IF the snake shows some interest .. even a couple of tongue licks .. if it doesn't get it first offering ..just give it another hot blast and offer it INSTANTLY whilst it's still warm and keep repeating until it's taken .
    Many only strike from within the security of their hides ..

    This trick won't work if it's simply not hungry or if it shows ZERO interest..


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    Re: Hasn't eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    The hairdryer trick works 99% of the time IF the snake shows some interest .. even a couple of tongue licks .. if it doesn't get it first offering ..just give it another hot blast and offer it INSTANTLY whilst it's still warm and keep repeating until it's taken .
    Many only strike from within the security of their hides ..

    This trick won't work if it's simply not hungry or if it shows ZERO interest..


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    Love the haidryer trick! Sometimes just being warm is not enough for a snake, but the hairdryer has netted me great success.

    My BP gets fussy if mouse is wet, yet will drag it through her water bowl once she has it, prompting another water bowl cleaning.

    I do gun temp the mouse to ensure I am not offering anything overly hot, shoot for about body warmth.

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    Re: Hasn't eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by e_nigma View Post
    ...yet will drag it through her water bowl once she has it, prompting another water bowl cleaning...
    I thought it was only my silly snakes that did that? My Florida (yellow+) rat snakes get so excited over food that when they
    grab it from my tongs, they sometimes tumble off their branch & into their water bowl with the food. (NOT "picky eaters"!)
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    My little guy (hatched in October) just got done fasting for going on five weeks. Last night was two of two normal feedings in a row. I didn't worry too much cause our guy had no personality change at all during fasting (insert shrug emoji here).

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