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Old 12-17-18, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Please help my Hognose

So i got this Hognose from another Person that couldnt keep him anymore yesterday
hes a toffee belly western and hasnt eaten since 1 month
hes 1 year old and weighs 27g
when should i try to feed him and how?
Her owner tried everything before i dont know what to do anymore

but he doesnt look sick hes burrowing his tunnels and slithering everywhere

my bf got a ball python but i take care of him mostly so i can handle snakes a little bit

please help?? i wanna be a good owner and i dont want to lose him
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Old 12-23-18, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Has he eaten anything yet?
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Old 12-28-18, 06:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Her owner tried everything before i dont know what to do anymore
take a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly5w25kT-hM
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Old 12-30-18, 08:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hognose are known to be picky so this is not abnormal one thing you can do is put him and an appropriate sized thawed mouse in a paper bag and put this in the tank. This intensifies the scent and he should eat it. You can even try spraying the prey item and this stimulates the snake. I hope this works.
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Old 01-02-19, 05:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not normally recommended, but I ended up taking my Hognose out of the its enclosure, putting it on the carpet, and then feeding it the pinky mice...it's the only way he'll eat with regularity. I can leave it in the enclosure and nothing, he ignores it, but if I put it on the carpet...munch, munch, etc.
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1st thing is to leave him alone dont stress him out .try different foods try fuzzy mice pinkie mice sm toads hard boiled eggs sm lizards i used all these food types with great success
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Old 02-10-19, 06:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Are you trying to offer from tongs? Young hognose typically won't eat from tongs until they reach 50+ grams. My male is around 3 years old and still won't eat from tongs. I just leave the prey item in his enclosure and give him some privacy.

To help you more, we'll need to know what you've already tried. Males can be especially difficult when it comes to eating.
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My hoggie is a pain and my most finicky eater...I've tried all the stuff mentioned and he's still picky about when he eats.

I assist fed some time back, when he was off food for several months, and then he got on a regular feed schedule...but now he's gone back to eating when he feels like it.

At one point I had to take him out and lay him on the carpet and lay the f/t fuzzy mouse in front of him before he would eat.

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1st thing is to leave him alone dont stress him out .try different foods try fuzzy mice pinkie mice sm toads hard boiled eggs sm lizards i used all these food types with great success
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Old 03-27-19, 10:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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So there read something I read and tested years ago, and it seemed to work. Get KFC and puth the mouse in the bucket for about an hour or two, and then try feeding. I have absolutely no idea why this worked, but it worked for me years ago.
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i vw had good luck with hard boiled eggs but most of mine or on f/t mice
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