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    Re: Cursed?

    Hey I appreciate that. I ordered some large black hamsters and some extra large black rats from Rodent Pro last night, so I will give those a try with the new thaw method, one at a time to not waste them. Appreciate all the help here.

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    Re: Cursed?

    Not sure if anybody still reads these threads, but here's an update. Got rats and XL hamsters from Rodent Pro and thawed them in cold water. Offered one to each, since the Variegata has eaten jumbo rats, but seems smaller now after not eating for so long. My jungle was not interested in food, but the Variegata was more than usual. I was flailing this hamster around so much trying to simulate it being alive, which got him excited as he went to sniff it once, but no go.

    Anyway, this morning I woke up to my Jungle doing something I haven't seen him do since I got him and around the time he ate. He was up on the glass just posted up. Picture below. Since he just denied food, would you all wait to feed him, or try again with him being on the glass like that? He has since moved, but just wanted to see what you all thought. Happy Sunday.

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    Re: Cursed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cee Jay View Post
    Not sure if anybody still reads these threads, but here's an update. Got rats and XL hamsters from Rodent Pro and thawed them in cold water. Offered one to each, since the Variegata has eaten jumbo rats, but seems smaller now after not eating for so long. My jungle was not interested in food, but the Variegata was more than usual. I was flailing this hamster around so much trying to simulate it being alive, which got him excited as he went to sniff it once, but no go.

    Anyway, this morning I woke up to my Jungle doing something I haven't seen him do since I got him and around the time he ate. He was up on the glass just posted up. Picture below. Since he just denied food, would you all wait to feed him, or try again with him being on the glass like that? He has since moved, but just wanted to see what you all thought. Happy Sunday.

    When my Carpets are in this position I have learned to not even bother offering food. Even if they are “scheduled” to eat or past due. It’s as though all they have on their mind is coming out of the cage or just watching me, or just plain o’ herp derping.

    There have been times when they are in hunt mode all day, so I defrost the rats. By the time I get them ready they snapped out of hunting mode and only have a jail break on their mind. The rats are never wasted though, there’s always someone in the room who will eat it.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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    Re: Cursed?

    If any of my snakes refuse food they have to wait at least 2 weeks before I offer again. Two of my carpets are starting to eat consistently again. The other three are still hit or miss. I agree with Reinz. Your Jungle looks more like he wants out of the enclosure than he is hungry. My carpets are usually perched and poised to strike when they're hungry.
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    I wish I had snakes that ate! Mine go to the coyotes in the valley!

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    Re: Cursed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cee Jay View Post
    I wish I had snakes that ate! Mine go to the coyotes in the valley!
    So you're not a failure then, you just have the wrong 'pets' in the house?
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 02-24-2020 at 10:15 PM.
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    Could very well be, smart ass...hahahaha

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    I have a carpet x gtp cross and he has been off feed for about 2 months. I still offer every 3 weeks or so.

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    Re: Cursed? Double shed during a fast?

    Been a while, everybody. Hope everybody is spending some quality time with their snakes in our current state of affairs. If any of you have followed along with this, my Jungle finally ate a small rat for the first time in probably 5 months, so that is a good thing. My Variegata still hasn't eaten, but is still acting normal. What's really crazy is that she has shed completely 2x since not eating, one of those was today, which has me completely mind blown. The heat spot by the RHP was just turned up to 94-95* from 93, with the cold side around low 80s. Humidity stays at 65% and I really think the husbandry in both enclosures, which run on the same thermo, is as spot on as anything.

    Really not terribly worried yet, but hoping the warmer temps that were just increased, induced the other shed. She did a random poop about a month ago, so it's all just really weird at this point. It was really moist and relatively normal considering the extended time without food. She's "leaner" but not emaciated looking. I suppose a snake that hasn't eating in some time isn't going to be as beefy as when normal feeding. Would love to hear any experience with this anybody has had and any words of advice. Thnx.

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    Re: Cursed?

    As long as my husbandry is on point, and I don't think the snake is sick, I don't worry about them not eating anymore. I do think your temps are just a little high. I keep my carpets with a hot spot of 88-90 max and ambient temps in the mid 70s to low 80s. A few of my carpets go off feed seasonally. All but one of them are eating again now and it looks like that snake is prepping to shed even though she hasn't eaten since December. Now that your jungle has had a meal hopefully she's back on track. Your other critter should catch on again soon too. My Coastal didn't eat all of January or February but has eaten the last two times I've offered food. My Bredli has been hit or miss since December but he ate a jumbo mouse in late March. I'll probably have to give him jumbo mice or scented rats until he's eating normally again. Keep offering food every 2-4 weeks and they'll get with the program eventually. The hunger ALWAYS wins in the end
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