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    Re: So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Wrestling with food will always bring out the worst if there's a wobble. Making space for them, & helping where you can is about all you can do. Did he actually get it down?
    They eventually managed to get it down after I removed things from enclosure and trying to eat it upside down Iím leaving them for abit to settle then going to put stuff Iím hoping itís just a very very messy feeding response and no problems Iím going to see what the next feed is like and see


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    I don't see anything looking like spider gene, so yeah I would be more concerned about other factors as Bogertophis had mentioned.

    I've had a few non wobblers get themselves confused on a strike if they missed. And some slow eaters or even weirder... When they try to eat the side of the rodent. =_=;

    Without seeing the snake in person, I can't give any advice really about possible wobble. I have seen it been over exaggerated and understated before depending on situations.

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    Re: So sad!

    I have to see him eat upside ! Thatís crazy
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    Re: So sad!

    The all round health seems fine weíll as far as I can see weight is good normal behaviour well normal for them Iím just going to see on next feed what they are like and if they take it I might just have a snake who only likes to eat once a month but when they want to eat gets a little too excited am hoping thatís the case as this is the first time they have done this


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    I have had a few snakes that would "wobble" just a little bit right before striking when excited about food. It was pretty minor, but noticeable enough that I paid extra attention to them from then on. That's the only time they ever did it, no spider genes, and no other issues. So could just be excitement/anticipation/prepping to strike.

    I have also seen too high of heat cause neurological issues (even when it's not hot enough to burn but hot enough to stress the animal). Check your temperatures with a heat gun (for best accuracy) and make sure all areas of the enclosures are proper temps.
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    Re: So sad!

    I mean a while back, over at VPI they use to feed their ball pythons once a month. I donít know if they still do but itís not uncommon. Some breeders prefer to feed once a month. They say bpís in the wild eat once a month if lucky.
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    Re: So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by mlededee View Post
    I have had a few snakes that would "wobble" just a little bit right before striking when excited about food. It was pretty minor, but noticeable enough that I paid extra attention to them from then on. That's the only time they ever did it, no spider genes, and no other issues. So could just be excitement/anticipation/prepping to strike.

    I have also seen too high of heat cause neurological issues (even when it's not hot enough to burn but hot enough to stress the animal). Check your temperatures with a heat gun (for best accuracy) and make sure all areas of the enclosures are proper temps.
    Iím always checking temps with hun daily to make sure humidity is great too Iím hoping itís just excitement because to be honest it has been a month since they last ate(Iíve been trying every week) this time Iím waiting ten days then if they refuse try again in another ten


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    Re: So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by KingPythons View Post
    I mean a while back, over at VPI they use to feed their ball pythons once a month. I donít know if they still do but itís not uncommon. Some breeders prefer to feed once a month. They say bpís in the wild eat once a month if lucky.
    Iíve heard and been told by a few people their snakes only eat once a month too so it could just be them wanting food once a month which is fine but Iím going to try after ten days and see then if not wait another ten


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    So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebell_1990 View Post
    Iíve heard and been told by a few people their snakes only eat once a month too so it could just be them wanting food once a month which is fine but Iím going to try after ten days and see then if not wait another ten


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    Every ten to 14 days works great with my Royals ( using the hairdryer method of course )



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    Re: So sad!

    Iím definitely going to try every ten to 14


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