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    Exclamation Little royal pythons don't eat

    Royal pythons were born on September 20, 2019. Do not eat. What to do? The temperature was 28, now lowered to 25 degrees Celsius

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    Honestly something that hatch on september 20th should not even have been sold to you so it is IMPERATIVE that you do this to a T https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...-hatchling-101

    If the animal hatched on the 20th it had it's first shed at best on the 30th and might have had a meal on the 1st, an animal should only be sold well started with at least 5 meals in him, this one may not even have one so you are dealing with something that is not well started.
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    Re: Little royal pythons don't eat

    After hatching, pythons should shed, and then eat. If they hatched on September 20, then on October 1 they could not at all want to eat. They still have a yolk sac. They shed on October 1.
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    Re: Little royal pythons don't eat

    Quote Originally Posted by Julia_piton View Post
    After hatching, pythons should shed, and then eat. If they hatched on September 20, then on October 1 they could not at all want to eat. They still have a yolk sac. They shed on October 1.
    Which is what I said above COULD have had a meal on the first.

    Now if you hatched them I will assume you have limited experience in getting hatchling started, and you still need to do what I linked above, hatchlings can start to eat anytime after their first shed from as soon as 24 hours after that first shed to 6 to 8 weeks after that first shed, depends on the animal. Right now all you can do is keep trying at least for the next 3 weeks with live mice and after that try live rats if it does not work.

    Do not offer more than once a week.

    If at 6 weeks they still have not eaten than it will be time to address the issue differently if they are kept optimally to start with and fed the right prey.
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