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Old 04-05-21, 09:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: Jungle Carpet Python: Feeding Pause.

Eight months is a pretty substantial break from food but it sounds like the snake is still doing fairly well, considering.

If the snake isn't defecating then you probably don't need to clean as frequently as you are. That said, your plan of not disturbing the snake prior to feeding sounds good.

Other options you could pursue include attempting to feed a f/t rat or a f/t chick. Carpets are natural bird eaters. You could also scent a mouse/rat with low sodium chicken broth, or even just cook up some chicken soup and allow that bird scent to put your snake in feeding mode prior to a feeding attempt (I mention this one because my carpets go into feed mode when they smell rodents thawing).
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