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Old 08-04-02, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking feeding trouble (read its funny ;p)

My BP did his best shed ever this morning (really beautifull! one piece with a bright color!) and he did his yellow and brown poop. I noticed that he was skinny a bit. I feed him 3-4 mice in a row and he his normally a little fat after but you know, im about to switch to rats soon.

This afternoon, I took a really fat pregnant mice and I ofered her to my snake. I killed it and I put her in the cage with the bp. He moved to it pretty fast as usual in a menacing behavior and then, he smelled it, licked it and gently moved onto her to sleep on it?!?! Lazy snake! (huhu, I was mad lol)..

I took another pregnant mouse and I put her live in the tank. She moved a bit and started to calm down..then my BP did his usual hunting move and he licked her (remember, the mice is alive), the mouse answered by a couple of kiss and she calmed down and sleeped on the side of my snake?!?!? My snake coiled in a ball ( not a tight one) for his "afternoon sleeping". I was shock! I took the mice by the tail with my fingers and I jangled it in front of the snake mouth: nothing lol, he would just lick her..

question 1 : Is my bp a wuss?
question 2 : What do I need to expect if he stop eating?
question 3 : Anybody other than me got a lazy snake?

Thanx for your help lol
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Ball pyhtons are notorious for all of a sudden going off of their normal eating habits and not eating. My uncle had a BP that would not eat for 9months. Right now i'm working with a WC trying to get it to eat. Try Gerbils this usually seems to stimulate them and makes them want to eat.
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I would recommend NOT switching to gerbils. They are one of the last things you should resort to, as once your BP gets a taste of gerbils it will most likely NOT want to switch back to rats or mice. You've mentioned that he's fed on mice so I would stick to offering him mice (or swtiching to rats if he will). Do you have adequate hiding spots places at sefveral area of the cage? Are your temps ok (78/80 - 90/92)? If all these are fine, then he may just be fussy, or simply not hungry. He's not being cute or lazy, he jsut doestn want to eat. Ever seen pics of a snake that is chewed all over by a rodent? Well, the snake was behaving like your was in those situations and the person left the rodent in there. Anyways, unless your snake is drastically losing weight I wouldnt get too worried. These guys can go months and months. Just as long as everything else is relatively normal he should be fine.
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I tried a white pregnant mice and he didnt care about it so I tried again with a black one and it worked (he is eating it right now)

its all in the style of the mouse who knows? maybe he is tired of white lab mice :P
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lol.. funny snake.. hahha
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