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Old 10-19-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
lganimals
Unhappy Western Hognose not eating

Hi! I have a albino western hognose who isnít very old. He is probably 8-10 months. He went off food all the way back on June 19th. I know snakes go off food so I just let him be, occasionally offering food with no luck. I am a new snake owner although I have had reptiles. Iím getting concerned for the length he has been off food. I have tried pinkies and frog reptilinks but he refuses. He hasnít lost any noticeable weight but has declined in movement a lot since no food. I just want to know what I can do for him to get him to eat. For back up info, he is in a 12x12x12 exo terra with a heat mat set for 87-89 on the hot side and around 75 on the cool side. He was taking food for about 6 weeks when I first got him. Any thing will help, just trying to do the right thing for him!
 
Old 10-19-2017, 07:04 PM   #2
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Hi! I have a albino western hognose who isnít very old. He is probably 8-10 months. He went off food all the way back on June 19th. I know snakes go off food so I just let him be, occasionally offering food with no luck. I am a new snake owner although I have had reptiles. Iím getting concerned for the length he has been off food. I have tried pinkies and frog reptilinks but he refuses. He hasnít lost any noticeable weight but has declined in movement a lot since no food. I just want to know what I can do for him to get him to eat. For back up info, he is in a 12x12x12 exo terra with a heat mat set for 87-89 on the hot side and around 75 on the cool side. He was taking food for about 6 weeks when I first got him. Any thing will help, just trying to do the right thing for him!
This is THE EXACT same scenario I am in!!! Well, actually mine is extremely active everyday but everything else sounds the same.

I was told, on this forum, that males will do that. I keep offering and then I keep throwing the fuzzy away. Got a pack of ten fuzzies, he hasn't eaten a single one. I have the second to last one two days ago. I'm throwing it away tonight because he hasn't eaten it.

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Old 10-20-2017, 12:52 AM   #3
Reptiles 101
Have you tried live? i had a male go off food for about 3 weeks offerd him a live fuzzy today and he took it, i also moved him from a 16qt back to a 6qt tub and definitely acted less stressed and probably aided in his wanting to eat.
 
Old 10-20-2017, 09:07 AM   #4
kalel5011
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Have you tried live? i had a male go off food for about 3 weeks offerd him a live fuzzy today and he took it, i also moved him from a 16qt back to a 6qt tub and definitely acted less stressed and probably aided in his wanting to eat.
Wish I could get live fuzzies but my city doesn't have them. I wonder if the OP is in a similar situation?

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Old 10-20-2017, 11:26 AM   #5
lganimals
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Have you tried live? i had a male go off food for about 3 weeks offerd him a live fuzzy today and he took it, i also moved him from a 16qt back to a 6qt tub and definitely acted less stressed and probably aided in his wanting to eat.
My city doesnít have them anywhere. i have spent weeks looking but havenít found one place
 
Old 10-20-2017, 11:28 AM   #6
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Wish I could get live fuzzies but my city doesn't have them. I wonder if the OP is in a similar situation?

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Yup! I am in the exact same situation. I have looked for a while but I donít have many pet stores around me!
 
Old 10-20-2017, 11:38 AM   #7
Reptiles 101
What kind of pet stores do you have by you.
 
Old 10-20-2017, 11:40 AM   #8
lganimals
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What kind of pet stores do you have by you.
The closest thing to a ďgoodĒ pet shop is petco and petsmart and my hognose is obviously way to small to eat the feeders petco has
 
Old 10-20-2017, 11:44 AM   #9
Reptiles 101
See if they have green anoles or brown anoles just dont tell them what you are going to do.
Once you do this you might have to start scenting his food with a anole though later on to keep him eating, i consider it a last resort.
 
Old 10-20-2017, 11:46 AM   #10
lganimals
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See if they have green anoles or brown anoles just dont tell them what you are going to do.
Once you do this you might have to start scenting his food with a anole though later on to keep him eating, i consider it a last resort.
I have thought about this before so Iíll keep a look out! Thank u!
 

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