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Old 04-26-18, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Constipated Ball Python

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I have a cinnamon ball python, almost a year now. Shes almost or about a foot long, and I've had her for 7 months. She eats frozen fuzzies now, about 2 every 2-3 weeks. About a month ago I bumped her up to 3 fuzzies in one feeding, and its been well over a month now that she hasnt pooped. She doesn't want to eat either. The only thing wrong I could think of was her humidity was off causing a hard shed almost two weeks ago, but everything is fine now. Soaking hasnt helped either, and she wont stay in the water even if I try.
Please help, I'd like to try and fix it at home before taking her to a specialist.
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Old 04-27-18, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Constipated Ball Python

She's a year old and you're considerably underfeeding the snake. It most likely isn't pooping because there's nothing to poop.

I'd try an appropriate sized meal like a hopper mouse and see what happens.
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Old 04-27-18, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with above. You are seriously underfeeding the snake. She's not pooping because she's using every gram of hear meals to survive.
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Old 04-27-18, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm afraid the folks above are right. Hatchlings fresh from the egg can take larger than what you are offering.
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