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    Re: 5 month feeding strike-- kinda getting nervous how long it's been .. .

    I agree with what Deborah said, there is not a lot to worry about with a snake that large.
    I’ve had 5 month fasts with large adults. If you are feeding thawed prey, Sometimes feeding live can get them going again.
    Anyone can see that the snake is thick and heavy WITHOUT weighing it. So weighing it is totally unnecessary as long as the snake looks as plump as it does in these pictures.

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    5 month feeding strike-- kinda getting nervous how long it's been .. .

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Very interesting tips, especially the road trip...never heard that one. That's what's so good about forums, pooling our varied experiences.
    I heard that road trip idea from another breeder friend and I thought he was crazy at first! Then I read some other articles about how “changing the environment” slightly can stimulate feeding. In the wild they often change to a new burrow when the old one becomes soiled or otherwise scented.
    A fresh newly cleaned tub with a new kind of substrate can help. I remember JKR tip about that, about giving them a new cleanly scented environment. Changing the physical location of their tub/cage even.
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    Re: 5 month feeding strike-- kinda getting nervous how long it's been .. .

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla78 View Post
    I heard that road trip idea from another breeder friend and I thought he was crazy at first! Then I read some other articles about how “changing the environment” slightly can stimulate feeding. In the wild they often change to a new burrow when the old one becomes soiled or otherwise scented.
    A fresh newly cleaned tub with a new kind of substrate can help. I remember JKR tip about that, about giving them a new cleanly scented environment. Changing the physical location of their tub/cage even.
    Yes, I've also read that one about cleaning the cage too, but just not the "road trip" to change locations...who knew? lol...makes sense though when I think about it.
    -None of my colubrids have ever requested (or needed) to go cruising...
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    Re: 5 month feeding strike-- kinda getting nervous how long it's been .. .

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Yes, I've also read that one about cleaning the cage too, but just not the "road trip" to change locations...who knew? lol...makes sense though when I think about it.
    -None of my colubrids have ever requested to go cruising...
    Ha! Yeah, sometimes Royal pythons can be royally spoiled beasts!

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    Re: 5 month feeding strike-- kinda getting nervous how long it's been .. .

    I see there’s a lot of comments above regarding kindness and etiquette and unfortunately I don’t have the time to read through and comment on that...I will say though that it really is easy to be pleasant everyone! Mean people suck!

    Anyways, hopefully here to offer some optimism...my snake just recently started eating after a six month fast. All my husbandry remained correct the entire time, they just get finicky during the winter sometimes I spose. It was totally random when she started up again but a HUGE relief, so..don’t give up hope yet!


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