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    Re: ETB Hasn't Eaten In 3 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Sorry to hear this.

    Where did you get him? Are there any breeders you know or where you got him from that can help?

    I wish I could help more, but know almost nothing about the species. Also not sure who on here does (regulars anyway).

    Keep us posted.
    I got her from a friend that owns a pet store, but we had a falling out. I'll see if I can find any facebook groups.
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    The misting x3 a day seems overkill but if that's what you've always done, then I wouldn't change it.
    Were other snakes moved into the closet/reptile space as well? Are they all doing okay?
    My first thought was something about the move, maybe a temp got changed or something in the new space that smells off?
    Reviewed with my bf and his dad (they keep a few etbs) and their only advice was to possible try a different type of feeder, such as rabbit, guinea pig or hamster.
    I hope she's okay!!
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    Re: ETB Hasn't Eaten In 3 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by AbsoluteApril View Post
    The misting x3 a day seems overkill but if that's what you've always done, then I wouldn't change it.
    Were other snakes moved into the closet/reptile space as well? Are they all doing okay?
    My first thought was something about the move, maybe a temp got changed or something in the new space that smells off?
    Reviewed with my bf and his dad (they keep a few etbs) and their only advice was to possible try a different type of feeder, such as rabbit, guinea pig or hamster.
    I hope she's okay!!
    Thanks for bringing it up to them; I am waiting on a few fb messages from breeders too.

    The misting schedule has been varying trying to figure out the best schedule. I was thinking of decreasing it, so she isnt being hit by water all time, fluctuating her temps. The one other snake in that room is doing well, eating consistently on chicks. The temp increased slightly, but more inline with the suggested range anyway.

    I can try to feed her one of the chicks, but I figured if she was eating consistently on rats, that wouldn't be the issue, but I suppose something new could spark a feeding response. I'll give it a shot!
    Last edited by wnateg; 11-26-2019 at 03:49 PM.
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    I have zero experience with these but if u moved into a smaller in closed space wouldn’t your humidity be easier to keep constant? I have one of the humidity readers that tells u the high and low for the day as well as the high and low for the temps. I got it at Walmart for $10. Have u tried that to see what’s happening thought the day?

    Also I wouldn’t be scared to try a chick to see if it sparks something inside her to eat again

    regardless good luck!!
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    Re: ETB Hasn't Eaten In 3 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Danger noodles View Post
    I have zero experience with these but if u moved into a smaller in closed space wouldn’t your humidity be easier to keep constant? I have one of the humidity readers that tells u the high and low for the day as well as the high and low for the temps. I got it at Walmart for $10. Have u tried that to see what’s happening thought the day?

    Also I wouldn’t be scared to try a chick to see if it sparks something inside her to eat again

    regardless good luck!!
    You'd think but that screen on the exo terra evaporates humidity like crazy, even with a water feature in the tank. And I cant switch it to plexiglass because of the heat bulb. I'm exploring options though. And it's difficult to cover the screen because of the heat bulb and led light strip.

    By the end of the day, it drops back down to 60%. I've checked on it before the mister kicks on.

    Yea, I'm going to try the chick for sure.
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    I don't have an ETB yet. Can you try a fresh gassed rat? If she doesn't take it you can freeze it an try again in two weeks. Check your local farm store or livestock auctions for some live peeps. Or better yet Button Quail!

    Good luck!
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    Re: ETB Hasn't Eaten In 3 Months

    She ate! Tried a chick, and she took it instantly. I also had lowered the temps slightly and decreased the misting at the advice of a breeder, but I think it was the chick that did the trick. I learned nothing from my scrub to have waited this long to try a chick, but better late than never.

    Warning: blood!
    Last edited by wnateg; 11-30-2019 at 08:56 PM.
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    That's great news! Now you know what she wants.
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    Re: ETB Hasn't Eaten In 3 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    That's great news! Now you know what she wants.
    Yea I feel it's so strange for her to be eating rats reliably then suddenly be like no, now I want chicks. But I buy them for my scrub anyway, so no harm done really.

    The chicks are a little small, as they are smaller than a small rat, but I have quail on the way, so I'll be trying those.
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