Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 500

1 members and 499 guests
Most users ever online was 6,337, 01-24-2020 at 03:30 AM.

» Today's Birthdays

Chloe (32)

» Stats

Members: 70,905
Threads: 244,930
Posts: 2,539,364
Top Poster: JLC (31,651)
Welcome to our newest member, Slimsnakey
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 46
  1. #21
    Registered User Gocntry's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-28-2019
    Location
    Northern Va.
    Posts
    566
    Thanks
    391
    Thanked 729 Times in 360 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    3 months in, No interest in eating yet.

    Eggroll comes out and cruises at night, I catch her out quite often. Totally normal otherwise.

    Just no interest in eating when it's feeding night, All the other snakes are fired up and ready to go when they smell dinner.

    I leave the rat in her enclosure over night, She pretends it's not even there , She'll just go around or over it like it's part of the substrate.

    With Spring on the way in 2 1/2 months or so, I'll see what happens.

    Just wish I could go without eating for a week or so, I need to lose 15 lbs or so .

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Gocntry For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (01-17-2021),dakski (01-17-2021)

  3. #22
    Bogertophis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-28-2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    14,418
    Thanks
    20,160
    Thanked 12,416 Times in 7,817 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gocntry View Post
    3 months in, No interest in eating yet.

    Eggroll comes out and cruises at night, I catch her out quite often. Totally normal otherwise.

    Just no interest in eating when it's feeding night, All the other snakes are fired up and ready to go when they smell dinner.

    I leave the rat in her enclosure over night, She pretends it's not even there , She'll just go around or over it like it's part of the substrate.

    With Spring on the way in 2 1/2 months or so, I'll see what happens.

    Just wish I could go without eating for a week or so, I need to lose 15 lbs or so .
    Snakes have it "made" don't they? I hope she'll come around for you this spring...I bet she does.
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

  4. #23
    BPnet Senior Member jmcrook's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-05-2016
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    3,250
    Thanks
    7,265
    Thanked 6,009 Times in 2,295 Posts
    Images: 13

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    I wouldnít sweat it if her body condition looks okay. My maleís first fast was from October-June and lost almost no weight.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jmcrook For This Useful Post:

    EL-Ziggy (01-18-2021),Gocntry (01-19-2021)

  6. #24
    BPnet Royalty Zincubus's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-22-2011
    Posts
    6,553
    Thanks
    2,400
    Thanked 4,470 Times in 2,768 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gocntry View Post
    3 months in, No interest in eating yet.

    Eggroll comes out and cruises at night, I catch her out quite often. Totally normal otherwise.

    Just no interest in eating when it's feeding night, All the other snakes are fired up and ready to go when they smell dinner.

    I leave the rat in her enclosure over night, She pretends it's not even there , She'll just go around or over it like it's part of the substrate.

    With Spring on the way in 2 1/2 months or so, I'll see what happens.

    Just wish I could go without eating for a week or so, I need to lose 15 lbs or so .
    Oddly enough .. I work with autistic teenagers in a high school .. itís stressful at the best of times but with this super virulent Covid strain Iím stressed beyond belief. So much so that I lost 8lbs in 8 days due to stress and constant nausea.
    Iíve managed to put two pounds back on since Friday ... but Iím expecting to lose all that plus more over the coming week


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro




  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Zincubus For This Useful Post:

    EL-Ziggy (01-18-2021)

  8. #25
    Bogertophis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-28-2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    14,418
    Thanks
    20,160
    Thanked 12,416 Times in 7,817 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Oddly enough .. I work with autistic teenagers in a high school .. itís stressful at the best of times but with this super virulent Covid strain Iím stressed beyond belief. So much so that I lost 8lbs in 8 days due to stress and constant nausea.
    Iíve managed to put two pounds back on since Friday ... but Iím expecting to lose all that plus more over the coming week


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    You didn't actually catch COVID though, is that right? Just the stress made you lose that much so quickly? Please take good care of yourself. Sounds like you need a vacation...
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

  9. #26
    BPnet Veteran KevinK's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-16-2011
    Location
    The Land of Beer and Cheese
    Posts
    954
    Thanks
    704
    Thanked 972 Times in 452 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Oddly enough .. I work with autistic teenagers in a high school .. itís stressful at the best of times but with this super virulent Covid strain Iím stressed beyond belief. So much so that I lost 8lbs in 8 days due to stress and constant nausea.
    Iíve managed to put two pounds back on since Friday ... but Iím expecting to lose all that plus more over the coming week


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    You sound like you have an anxiety disorder, and it sounds incredibly similar to mine. If youíre interested, send me a message and I can tell you what truly helped me personally.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #27
    BPnet Royalty Zincubus's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-22-2011
    Posts
    6,553
    Thanks
    2,400
    Thanked 4,470 Times in 2,768 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    You didn't actually catch COVID though, is that right? Just the stress made you lose that much so quickly? Please take good care of yourself. Sounds like you need a vacation...
    Yeah ... physically 100% just my nerves / anxiety levels are through the roof ... and beyond ..

    As regards a vacation.. we should be flying to Florida as we speak as itís our sonís wedding in a few days

    We havenít even met his wife yet


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro




  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Zincubus For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (01-18-2021),EL-Ziggy (01-18-2021)

  12. #28
    BPnet Royalty Zincubus's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-22-2011
    Posts
    6,553
    Thanks
    2,400
    Thanked 4,470 Times in 2,768 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    You sound like you have an anxiety disorder, and it sounds incredibly similar to mine. If youíre interested, send me a message and I can tell you what truly helped me personally.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    By all means send me any info or links that youíve found helpful

    Thanks !


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro




  13. #29
    BPnet Senior Member EL-Ziggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-05-2014
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    3,826
    Thanks
    4,181
    Thanked 4,813 Times in 2,398 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    I LOVE reading the annual surge of ďmy snake wonít eatĒ threads. I find them both entertaining and educational and use them for my ongoing informal study of snake and human behavior. I totally get it every time, especially with newer keepers. I used to do the EXACT thing whenever my snakes would fast. It started with those pesky BPs decades ago, then with my kings when I got back into the hobby in 2012, and most recently with my colubrids and carpets with their seasonal food breaks. Now, after seeing with my own eyes, and moreso through the countless experiences of other keepers, I just sit back and wait for the inevitable outcome and to hear the beautiful words, ďMy snake ate!Ē. Itís like music to my ears and further confirmation of my diehard belief that the hunger ALWAYS wins. I still have NEVER seen a healthy animal starve itself to death when there was food available. Iím all down for trying any healthy tips to get a snake eating again but the most Iíll do is scenting, trying a different prey type, or live feeding as an absolute last resort. Usually I just offer food once a month and see how long it takes for the snake to eat again. Itís usually 3-4 months for my current group of critters, but Iíve had BPs go 9-12 months, and they were ALL just fine afterwards.

    OP- It sounds like your husbandry is dialed in and your BP isnít sick or losing much weight. Youíre doing everything you need to in order for your snake to thrive, so hakuna matata (no worries). Keep those prey items warm, offer food once a month, and relax! Sheíll eat when sheís ready. The only thing I would suggest is trying to feed Eggroll first and if she refuses you can feed that prey to your other snakes so theyíre not wasted, even though Iím sure the wildlife outdoors appreciate those meals too. Make sure you let us know when she takes her next meal so I can add it to my study . Best wishes.
    3.2 Carpet Pythons, 1.1 Bullsnakes
    1.0 Olive Python 1.0 Scrub Python,
    1.0 BI, 0.1 BO,

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to EL-Ziggy For This Useful Post:

    Gocntry (01-19-2021)

  15. #30
    Registered User Gocntry's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-28-2019
    Location
    Northern Va.
    Posts
    566
    Thanks
    391
    Thanked 729 Times in 360 Posts

    Re: Now I have a non eater...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Yeah ... physically 100% just my nerves / anxiety levels are through the roof ... and beyond ..

    As regards a vacation.. we should be flying to Florida as we speak as itís our sonís wedding in a few days

    We havenít even met his wife yet


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

    I've been in a similar situation many years ago with a not so nice divorce, It's not fun

    Take Care of Yourself and Be Well Fellow Snake Lover

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Gocntry For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (01-19-2021),Zincubus (01-19-2021)

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1