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    Stuck?

    My ball python is over 3 foot and I think he gets stuck when he goes in the tree on the cold side. He literally did not leave it for a week until I took him out of it myself to offer food

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    Re: Stuck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parsons483 View Post
    He literally did not leave it for a week until I took him out of it myself to offer food
    Since you can't watch him 24/7: If you said a few months I would be concerned.

    Regardless: you might want to find a different hide that you feel more comfortable with.
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    Re: Stuck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parsons483 View Post
    My ball python is over 3 foot and I think he gets stuck when he goes in the tree on the cold side. He literally did not leave it for a week until I took him out of it myself to offer food

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    Hard to say without seeing how his home is furnished, but more than likely (I'm assuming he HAS regular hides?) he just likes the snug feel of it...maybe his hides should
    be made cozier? If they're too big or too "open" (large doorway, perhaps?) they can be improved upon.

    Did he actually eat, after you "took him out..."? That handling & forced loss of security would turn off many a BP's appetite, just saying.

    Just to note, there ARE things that snakes can get stuck in: anything they have to squeeze thru* that they cannot back out of because their scales catch & prevent it.
    *In the wild, snakes get stuck in birding netting & similar products used as fencing in & around gardens. In captivity, avoid using furnishings like driftwood or cholla logs
    that have tight holes; sometimes what a young snake can fit thru no longer works when he eats or grows. On driftwood, you can permanently plug a hole for safety.
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    Re: Stuck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Hard to say without seeing how his home is furnished, but more than likely (I'm assuming he HAS regular hides?) he just likes the snug feel of it...maybe his hides should
    be made cozier? If they're too big or too "open" (large doorway, perhaps?) they can be improved upon.

    Did he actually eat, after you "took him out..."? That handling & forced loss of security would turn off many a BP's appetite, just saying.

    Just to note, there ARE things that snakes can get stuck in: anything they have to squeeze thru* that they cannot back out of because their scales catch & prevent it.
    *In the wild, snakes get stuck in birding netting & similar products used as fencing in & around gardens. In captivity, avoid using furnishings like driftwood or cholla logs
    that have tight holes; sometimes what a young snake can fit thru no longer works when he eats or grows. On driftwood, you can permanently plug a hole for safety.
    There are a few other hides that he just barely fit in. He used thoes a lot until I put the tree back in. And I took him out of his hide and and then he did eat. I took him out then he went under his old favorite then I took the rat out and thawed it out offered it and he took it no problem. Then he went out and warmed up. That hide I asked if he was as stuck in is on th cold side

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    Re: Stuck?

    I'd simply replace it on one of the occasions you see him outside of it.

    I like hides that I can simply lift off the snake in case I need to clean in a hurry. You can make your own from plant pot saucers when the snake is smaller and buy custom made ones from somewhere like reptile basics when the snake has a bit of size.
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    Re: Stuck?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr del View Post
    I'd simply replace it on one of the occasions you see him outside of it.

    I like hides that I can simply lift off the snake in case I need to clean in a hurry. You can make your own from plant pot saucers when the snake is smaller and buy custom made ones from somewhere like reptile basics when the snake has a bit of size.
    Yeah this one when I lift it he is still in it I kinda got to hover over the bottom of the tank and wait for him to come out

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    I had a snake get stuck on purpose in part of an artificial waterfall early on, before we knew much about snakes and what was safe to put in their enclosures. I was able to persuade her out of it by surrounding the part with ice packs and frozen veggies. She got too cold and came right out very quickly.
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    Re: Stuck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parsons483 View Post
    Yeah this one when I lift it he is still in it I kinda got to hover over the bottom of the tank and wait for him to come out

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    Yeah, you'll want to remove that tree. Anything that's hollow on the bottom like that should be avoided. It's not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when" you'll have to perform a "rescue mission". And with that you run the risk of injuring the animal. It's simply not worth the risk.
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    Re: Stuck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    Yeah, you'll want to remove that tree. Anything that's hollow on the bottom like that should be avoided. It's not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when" you'll have to perform a "rescue mission". And with that you run the risk of injuring the animal. It's simply not worth the risk.
    Thank you. I'll remove it and put something else in

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    Re: Stuck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parsons483 View Post
    Thank you. I'll remove it and put something else in

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