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Old 01-08-2018, 01:05 AM   #11
How is your snake doing?
Old 01-08-2018, 01:09 AM   #12
She still hasnt eaten, I talked to my vet again and she told me about a powdered mix for snakes that I could try tube feeding her with, i dont know how i feel about that but I am going to mix some of the powder into her water, it wont be much but I figure its at least some calories
Old 01-09-2018, 11:26 PM   #13
Make sure she does not get dehydrated. If she does she will probably not start eating. I soak my non eaters in warm water half a day to hydrate them. Over the years I have tried many scents for obstinate babies and salmon water, Vienna sausage water and frog or toad scent seems to pull most of them through. I have read many times to not use frog of toad but I never had problems switching them back to no scent. It is better to have one eating with a little scent than a dead one. Good luck.
Old 01-14-2018, 09:33 PM   #14
The enclosure looks a bit bigger than I've seen.

I wouldn't suggest the sand personally.

I'm also not opposed to the simplest answer here.... Maybe, nothing is wrong. Mine went without eating for more than six weeks, then just started eating again. Then stopped for another three weeks.

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Old 01-15-2018, 12:44 PM   #15
@jhh273 - Ive actually justvput in a larger waterbowl so she can soak in it because she had seemed to like soaking when I took her out to soak her. When i have the stuff in her water ive been soaking her, what it dosnt have the powder she ends up soaking herself and swimming in the water bowl but if you think i should do it on those days to I will. I havent tried Salmon water uet but I certainly will.

@kale5011 - I could try making it smaller if you think itd help, but ive been wondering if it is that as well. But if it is just because of winter will snakes over do that? Or will they start eating before winter ends? Is it the same as a stress feeding stike?

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