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View Poll Results: How long has your ball python come off feeding for?

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    How long has your ball python come off feeding for?

    just wondering how long everyone's ball pythons have come off feeding for. Mine has gone 7 months without eating, but he seems fine, no weight loss. Just wondering what's normal for a ball python as I know they are binge eaters.

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    I have two males and they are about a year old now and have never missed a meal but it’s about that time where they might next season. I’m not to worried about it though.

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    My adult female pastel usually goes 6 months without eating...my others usually only skip a few meals here and there.

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    Re: How long has your ball python come off feeding for?

    My oldest male, Eli, has gone 6 months without eating in the past. In more recent years, he’ll go a month or two, then start eating again.
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    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

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    Interesting thread, gonna be following this to see the different time ranges. My BP is still small and I've only had him for about 3 months so I haven't experienced a feeding strike yet but I'm not looking forward to my first one since I think I'll probably stress over it lol.

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    Re: How long has your ball python come off feeding for?

    The longest I've had any BP go off food was 8 months. He was perfectly fine afterwards.
    3.2 carpet pythons, 1.1 bull snakes
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    Odyn went off food for four months. My pueblan went off for 1.5 months. Booplesnoop has never gone off food.
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    Like from november to March but when he isn’t on strike. He’s great on feeding

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    Re: How long has your ball python come off feeding for?

    My Enchi Pastel girl went off feeding for just ove 8 months, she has been eating every meal now for about 5 months.

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    My two oldest males stop around late December and really don’t start again with regularity til late June. I offer once a month during that time. Occasionally they’ll take one around April. They’re around 1700 and 1500 grams, they usually only lose around 25 to 30 grams during that time. I have two younger males that I thought for sure would strike this winter, but are eating right through it. They’re around 1100 and 1300 grams. Every once in a while one might take a couple weeks off, but nothing major other then their winter break (love is in the air).
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