border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Python Forums > Morelia Spilota

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-18, 07:03 AM   #16 (permalink)
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec-2002
Location: London
Posts: 3,139
Country:
Re: Carpet stop eating

Quote:
Originally Posted by kazz View Post
I treated her bc death of coccidiosis among chicks is 90% and she ate a chicken with coccidia. I didn't want waiting until coccidia flood a snake and all her viv.


Thanks. I am going feed her once a week until she is 4 years.
I see. Well, it's certainly normal for a snake to fast, especially after treatment. I'm sure she is fine, Kazz.
Andy_G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-18, 09:38 AM   #17 (permalink)
Member
 
kazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug-2017
Posts: 248
Country:
Re: Carpet stop eating

Andy_G, thanks. So when she'll become hunger she start eating ? And How long should I wait until force-feeding ?
__________________
Sorry my English Feel free to correct my mistakes.
kazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-18, 10:09 AM   #18 (permalink)
Forum Moderator
 
EL Ziggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun-2013
Location: ATL
Posts: 6,259
Country:
Re: Carpet stop eating

Why are you considering force feeding if she ate a few weeks ago? Just give her 2 weeks and try her again. There's really no need to feed your carpet every 5-7 days after their first year. They don't need nearly that much food. I feed my carpets every 5-7 days the first year, every 10-14 days the second year, and every 2-3 weeks after that.
__________________
0.1 Albino Bull Snake (She-RA)~ 1.0 Snow Bull Snake (Apollo)~ 1.0 Coastal Carpet Python (Chomper)~ 1.0 JCP (Shredder)~ 1.0 Bredl Python (S'ven)~ 0.1 JJ x JCP (Trinity)~ 0.1 Albino Carpet Python (Akasha)~ 1.0 Olive Python (Nigel)
EL Ziggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-18, 11:57 AM   #19 (permalink)
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec-2002
Location: London
Posts: 3,139
Country:
Re: Carpet stop eating

Quote:
Originally Posted by kazz View Post
Andy_G, thanks. So when she'll become hunger she start eating ? And How long should I wait until force-feeding ?
It's hard to know when she will begin eating again. Continue to offer once a week and don't consider force feeding or assist feeding until significant body weight is lost - I would assume at least 6 months of not eating, but probably longer than that. Try to be patient.

Edit : It may be a good idea to offer every 2 weeks instead of weekly as El Ziggy mentioned. Less food wasted if it doesn't eat.

Last edited by Andy_G; 06-14-18 at 12:22 PM..
Andy_G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-18, 09:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
kazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug-2017
Posts: 248
Country:
Re: Carpet stop eating

Quote:
Originally Posted by EL Ziggy View Post
They don't need nearly that much food. I feed my carpets every 5-7 days the first year, every 10-14 days the second year, and every 2-3 weeks after that.
Oh I didn't know that after 1 year once in 10-14 days is ok. Thanks. There is no such information in care sheets of carpet pythons.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy_G View Post
It's hard to know when she will begin eating again. Continue to offer once a week and don't consider force feeding or assist feeding until significant body weight is lost - I would assume at least 6 months of not eating, but probably longer than that. Try to be patient.

Edit : It may be a good idea to offer every 2 weeks instead of weekly as El Ziggy mentioned. Less food wasted if it doesn't eat.
Thanks a lot.
__________________
Sorry my English Feel free to correct my mistakes.
kazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old Yesterday, 07:41 AM   #21 (permalink)
Member
 
kazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug-2017
Posts: 248
Country:
Re: Carpet stop eating

This is how she refuses her food.
https://youtu.be/dWZ1b8gdbm4
__________________
Sorry my English Feel free to correct my mistakes.
kazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 02:47 AM   #22 (permalink)
Member
 
kazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug-2017
Posts: 248
Country:
Re: Carpet stop eating

Well. I think the reason why my snake refuses her food may be in what Viperkeeper says:

... I mean after her treatment (shoving a tube into her mouth 6 days) she need a time to trust me again.
__________________
Sorry my English Feel free to correct my mistakes.
kazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 06:23 AM   #23 (permalink)
Member
 
TeamSlitherin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar-2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 163
Country:
Send a message via AIM to TeamSlitherin
Re: Carpet stop eating

Based on this video, I strongly suggest not removing your snakes hide when you try to feed her. Was she in her hide when you tried to feed her? She just looks like she's nervous and doesn't have anywhere to escape.

Make sure the prey item is very warm (around 38 degrees) and dangle it outside the entrance to her hide if she is in it. And if she doesn't seem interested, just leave it for a bit and she may take it when you are not watching. Some snakes are just very shy feeders. Just continue to offer once every 7-10 days. As long as her husbandry is good, she will eventually eat.
TeamSlitherin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0