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    So accurite is saying 96 degrees which is above the hide on warm side (directly below the RHP) so looks like I have to turn that down. I am moving the accurite now to the cool side to see what that is. Humidity was a little low so I sprayed with water.

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    By the way, if you're heating ONLY with that RHP, I wonder what the temperature is INSIDE the "warm" hide? (Also check after you lower the heat.)
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    Re: BP not eating, staying on cool side.

    Looks like the warm side ( and hide ) are simply far too warm which explains why itís always on the cool side ..


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    Re: BP not eating, staying on cool side.

    Weíve yet to hear any info regarding the age, weight, etc on this animal. Iíll reiterate that a month without food isnít worth wasting the brainpower on solving unless there are obvious issues associated with it like substantial weight loss, glaring husbandry issues, etc...


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    I like to keep the warm spot no hotter than 88 degrees. Most breeders youíll find Donít use 90 to 92. Itís a little high. Peace ✌️
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    Re: BP not eating, staying on cool side.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Weíve yet to hear any info regarding the age, weight, etc on this animal. Iíll reiterate that a month without food isnít worth wasting the brainpower on solving unless there are obvious issues associated with it like substantial weight loss, glaring husbandry issues, etc...


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    But look at the bright side, we got them to actually CHECK the temperature. That's important no matter what.
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    Re: BP not eating, staying on cool side.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    But look at the bright side, we got them to actually CHECK the temperature. That's important no matter what.
    Which may well save its life and lead to it eating again.


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    Re: BP not eating, staying on cool side.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny1318 View Post
    I like to keep the warm spot no hotter than 88 degrees. Most breeders youíll find Donít use 90 to 92. Itís a little high. Peace ✌️
    I agree...and especially because most measuring devices can be off by a degree or two- it's just better not to push the upper limit, "just in case".
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    I will get the weight tomorrow, but far as age, roughly 6-7 years old. I did lower the temperature and monitoring the thermostat. Notice the humidity is low even after a mist, not sure if I misted enough but I thought I went a little to much.
    Enclosure is a animal plastic T8, with two hides properly sized and using reptile prime coconut fiber bedding.

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    Re: BP not eating, staying on cool side.

    Quote Originally Posted by EWC88 View Post
    I will get the weight tomorrow, but far as age, roughly 6-7 years old. I did lower the temperature and monitoring the thermostat. Notice the humidity is low even after a mist, not sure if I misted enough but I thought I went a little to much.
    Enclosure is a animal plastic T8, with two hides properly sized and using reptile prime coconut fiber bedding.
    Mine used to eat over winter, but hasn't done so for many years now.
    And last year mine didn't eat for 8 months (partially due to laying eggs after the winter period), then she ate 17 rats in a row without missing a meal.
    She's reached 3000g again (from 1900g after laying) so I'm slowing down her feeding, but she probably won't eat the next one anyway as its now winter.

    So I can't speak for other older ball pythons, but some don't like to eat over winter, which could be why yours isn't.

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