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    Re: New ball won’t eat

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I swear that's where they got the name "Royal" pythons!?


    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    If you're set on keeping BPs, it just goes with the territory- make peace with some of them being fussy, needy snakes.
    Should come with warnings on the packet!
    I'll probably forget by the time you've read this...

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    Re: New ball won’t eat

    Update still not ate but he’s in shed noticed when I went to feed him will try when he’s shed.


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    Re: New ball won’t eat

    So update he was still refusing food closest he can was striking at a mouse but was more of a bluff strike, returned him to reptile store so they can attemp to get him feeding


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    Re: New ball won’t eat

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    So update he was still refusing food closest he can was striking at a mouse but was more of a bluff strike, returned him to reptile store so they can attemp to get him feeding


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    Well, it's done now & I hope that works, but with BPs & many other newly-acquired snakes, it just makes them more confused, afraid & unlikely to focus on eating. They desperately need to feel safe where they live, & they sure don't understand being suddenly upended, or the handling that goes with it, but good luck anyway.
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    Re: New ball won’t eat

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Well, it's done now & I hope that works, but with BPs & many other newly-acquired snakes, it just makes them more confused, afraid & unlikely to focus on eating. They desperately need to feel safe where they live, & they sure don't understand being suddenly upended, or the handling that goes with it, but good luck anyway.
    Update rang reptile store still won’t eat for them either, they are going to try live , refused Multis, rats and mice. Guess I won’t be seeing it for a while


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    New ball won’t eat

    Almost one year update wow how times flies.

    So the breeder the shop got him from on my behalf was feeding on live which is a no no in the uk. After the shop took him in to get him feeding he refused for for a long time frozen thawed. They didn’t end up trying live as it wouldn’t solve the problem as feeding live is a no no in uk.

    They had to assist feed for a while then gradually get him onto feeding alone. He has had 8 weeks of solid feeding on his own and now back with my self and so far I have fed him once.

    Trick they got him to take alone was naturally letting the rodent thaw to room temp then placing in a food bag and dipping in boiled water to rapid heat the outside. I am talking like 1-2 seconds dunk.

    Here’s hoping to many successful feeds.


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    New ball won’t eat

    Sounds hopeful !!


    I must have missed this thread somehow .. or I would have sent you details of the tried and trusted ‘hairdryer’ method ..


    In fact I’ll send it to you anyways



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    Re: New ball won’t eat

    Yeah we tried hair dryer method even did it close to the viv so he could smell it but didn’t work,


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    Re: New ball won’t eat

    Just out of curiosity, did any of you guys take the external temperature of the thawed rodent before offering it?

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    Re: New ball won’t eat

    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptic View Post
    Just out of curiosity, did any of you guys take the external temperature of the thawed rodent before offering it?
    They was 35-37c, he’s eating great now



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