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    When should I assist feed?

    Hi, hope someone can help me.
    I have a albino black pastel female ball python and when I bought her 8 weeks ago she weighed 240 grams but hasn't fed in the 8 weeks I have had her and she now weighs 222 grams. Should I assist feed her? She's looking thin and I have changed her enclosure a few weeks ago hoping it would reset her but still no improvement. What should I do?

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    Re: When should I assist feed?

    How many times did she eat for the breeder? Do you know how the breeder sets up babies (I will assume racks)?

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    Also, what exactly did the breeder feed this snake, & are you only offering the same prey, in the same way? This is very important for some snakes, & usually helpful for all.

    Are you handling this snake at all? If so, stop, until after the snake is eating reliably (3+ times without refusals for anything other than being in shed).
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    I agree with what was said above, need some more info on what's going on.

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