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    So sad!

    So little bit of a rant Iíve had problems with my python eating for a while now but tonight they showed massive interest and took it after severely struggling flipping over and not able to focus on the rat properly I went back and not eaten so Iíve just reheated head and tryed again moving some things of enclosure to help again struck missed but then struck and wrapped checking again in a hour but I am furious the breeder didnít disclose any head wobble to me at all i havnt really noticed anything severe until tonight I suspected a slight wobble but nothing to this extreme Iím so angry and also extremely sad for my snake I feel awful does anyone have any advice at all how I can help them with this wobble


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    Re: So sad!

    So what kind of morph are we talking about here?
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    Re: So sad!

    Sold to me as pastel yb


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    Re: So sad!

    This is my first ball python I had done research and saw videos about spider gene and didnít want to get a spider morph because if the head wobble but I thought this snake was only pastel yb


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    Re: So sad!

    He looks like an awesome pastel to me! Could it be you might think itís a wobble. Iíve had some bpís in the past that just had intense strike poses. They would even twitch a bit. I would say a wobble is very noticeable. In spider balls they can be upside down and act as if they are upright. I mean not all spiders but itís a common trait. Does your pastel hang upside down or does he upright him self when you handle him?
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    Re: So sad!

    Thankyou so I havnt got round to properly handling yet as Iíve had problems with them eating when exploring the enclosure they do have a slight wobble in their head nothing major it wasnít until tonight they struck flipped mouth open but still trying to get rat second time their head flipped and hit their hide they are now struggling to actually eat the rat Iíve had to take things out of their enclosure to give them room to eat


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    Re: So sad!

    Honestly, Iím a messy eater myself lol.
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    Re: So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebell_1990 View Post
    This is my first ball python I had done research and saw videos about spider gene and didnít want to get a spider morph because if the head wobble but I thought this snake was only pastel yb


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    While head wobble can be genetic (certain morphs incl. spider are known for it) it can also be a sign of illness; far better if it IS due to genetics. It would be nice (very professional) if all sellers disclosed such issues, you should always thoroughly research any morphs you're buying to make sure- again, I HOPE this is genetic, & NOT illness.
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    Re: So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by KingPythons View Post
    Honestly, Iím a messy eater myself lol.
    I think we need to see some video-
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    Re: So sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebell_1990 View Post
    Thankyou so I havnt got round to properly handling yet as Iíve had problems with them eating when exploring the enclosure they do have a slight wobble in their head nothing major it wasnít until tonight they struck flipped mouth open but still trying to get rat second time their head flipped and hit their hide they are now struggling to actually eat the rat Iíve had to take things out of their enclosure to give them room to eat


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    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?
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