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Old 08-03-19, 02:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My BP isn't eating?

Hello, I just got my baby ball python (2 months old). The pet shop in which i bought him in feeds him every friday. Well, yesterday I tried to feed him 3 times and he didn't eat. I used a different frozen/thawed fuzzy every time. I was wondering if it could be because he's still getting used to his new enclosure and may be stressed? Also, I called the pet shop and they said they would feed him frozen/thawed mice as well.

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Old 08-03-19, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: My BP isn't eating?

I wouldn't sweat it. Your snake is still settling in.

Don't offer again for at least 5 days. Offering too often can further stress the animal and lead to more refusals.

There should also be no handling of the snake until it is eating regularly. I highly recommend no handling at all until the snake has eaten 3 consecutive meals without refusal.

Also, if you're talking mice fuzzies, they're WAY too small for a BP. BPs eat hoppers out of the egg for only 3-5 meals and quickly move up to small adult mice.
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Re: My BP isn't eating?

Just wait five days. Offer a frozen/thawed mouse and leave it in the enclosure overnight.
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