* SNAKE WONT EAT? * READ THIS POST!

Discussion in 'General Snakes' started by stormyva, Feb 25, 2005.

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  1. stormyva

    stormyva Embryo

    If you have a snake that is not eating and want to post a question about how to get it to eat please follow the following suggestions:
    Read this article:
    Feeding Hatchlins & Problem Feeders
    It is an excellent resource for ideas to get your snakes eating again.

    Use the search function on the forums
    Lots and lots of people have been in the exact same position as you. Click on "Search" at the top of the forum page and search terms like "Snake wont eat" or "Problem Feeder"

    Last.... if all else has failed and you have not found the information that you are looking for then please include the following information with your post. These are all questions that the people that are going to ask you when you want to know what you can do to try and get your snake eating.
    1. Type of snake
    2. Age of snake
    3. How big is the snake?
    4. List as much information that you know about where the snake came from. (Where was it born? Did it come from a store or breeder?)
    5. How long you have had the snake
    6. When was the last time you tried to feed it?
    7. What have you been feeding the snake?
    8. Cold side temperature
    9. Hot side temperature
    10. Description of cage. Ie: number of hides, substrate, type of cage
    11. Description of where in the house the cage is located.
    12. Description of the amount of traffic around the cage. Ie: People, animals, children

    Following these tips and answering the above questions will help us help you get your snake back on track quickly!

    Thank You!
     
  2. wreckwriter

    wreckwriter Embryo

    Another thing to try is offering a rodent that is not pure white. Often even a small spot of brown or black will do the trick. It often works with wild caught snakes.
     
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