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Old 06-13-18, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 weeks still not eating

last week ares would not eat at all. This week he is doing the same, i thought i was giving him too big of rat, so i got a smaller one this week. he is doing the same thing shows very little interest then almost a fear if the rat (live) he wont eat frozen he is picky. should i wait another week and try again? or take him to the vet? thanks
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Old 06-13-18, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2 weeks still not eating

The snake might just be going through a hunger strike. If you see that there's something wrong with it, however, do take it to the vet.
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Old 06-14-18, 03:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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last week ares would not eat at all. This week he is doing the same, i thought i was giving him too big of rat, so i got a smaller one this week. he is doing the same thing shows very little interest then almost a fear if the rat (live) he wont eat frozen he is picky. should i wait another week and try again? or take him to the vet? thanks
2 weeks is nothing. In the last week I had snakes end fasts of 13 weeks, 13 weeks and 5+months.

What species of snake? What does he weigh?
How often are you offering? Offering too often can stress the snake and end up leading to more refusals.

I would wait a week and offer again.
Also, how and what time of day are you presenting the meal?
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he is about 1 year central american boa and i offer every Wednesday and i offer always at night
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Old 06-18-18, 09:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2 weeks still not eating

Try offering every 14 days instead of weekly. If he's still refusing then offer every 3-4 weeks. If your husbandry is dialed in and the snake isn't losing a lot of weight just wait them out. They'll all eat when they're hungry enough.
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