Start with the temperatures.

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. About 1 foot long, ate some substrate with her "fuzzy mouse" meal, Hello! Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns.

I have a female ball python snake and she's got me worried because she's wide open her mouth for like 10 seconds or something than vomiting. We have a 20-gallon enclosure. An adult can go a number of months, if healthy.

We also have Classifieds, Reviews, Bite/Sting/Breeding Reports and more! also its scales on its belly are yellow, Disclaimer: Information in questions answers, and,, I have a Ball Python, about a year old, not doing so well. Still didn’t eat it. Follow debs advice to a T. Follow it exactly. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. What type of lighting do you have, what is the temperature range (warm side, cool side, basking area), the current humidity level, substrate used, normal diet (frozen vs. live) and how often is food offered? 5/25 He was out of his hide drinking water and poking around the enclosure, so we put another pinkie mouse in. It is also normal for your ball python to not want to eat when it is shedding. check out the. It may not eat for a week or so before and after it molts. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. This is a very common Royal issue with many.

I couldn't be more satisfied! 2: Double-check the snake's environment to make sure everything is ideal. I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous. In most cases, it will be helpful to begin addressing your snake’s feeding issue by understanding the reasons that ball pythons often refuse food. Ok, so ball pythons are notorious about not eating. I've only tried frozen/thawed since there are no live fuzzies available in my area (new orleans), also I prefer frozen. Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. (Only left the light off for a little while because I didn't want him to get cold.

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20 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery. JavaScript is disabled. You should always get your snake vet checked after a month of not eating, for peace of mind, and to check there are no issues. A pound or 2. our ball python hasn't eaten fro many months and has lost alot of weight.

Many illnesses will cause a snake to refuse food. The larger body size requires a larger skin, so they slough off the smaller skin to make room. its been 2 weeks after i feed my snake. Other natural causes of appetite cause that require no intervention include: Seasonal changes: your snake may respond to changing seasons with changes in its appetite. Many snakes will go off their food for some weeks before they change their skin; in my experience the bigger the snake is, the longer they will fast before a moult.

Upgrade to an Arachnosupporter account. Not in any way an expert, so feel free to take my advice with several pounds of salt. Thanks for the advice what's the best setting for them to eat temperature and lighting wise?

Growth. Still active and moving just hasn’t eaten. I just got the, My son has a small ball python he got from our locally owned, I have a ball python with a few issues, 1, he has a stuck, My ball python is having a bad shed! Ask a Vet and Get Your Veterinary Questions Answered.

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Offer the meal after sunset, when the snake is more inclined to eat (ball pythons are mostly nocturnal).

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Juvenile ball python not eating after shed. I thaw them and make sure they're warm, the environment seems to be the perfect conditions, but she always seems scared of them. If it does not eat, proceed to the next step below. At least he had the one mouse a couple of weeks ago. At the time, some keepers were advocating not handling ball pythons at all, as they believed the stress was one factor in their refusal to eat. I rescued a super small turtle after a hurricane last year. He poked his head out and sniffed it for a few minutes, opened his mouth at one point, but still didn’t eat. Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts.

Keep trying.

It is about the size of. Thank you for all your help. I cannot thank you enough for your help. The first, and most common, reason for a ball python refusing food is that they have a moult coming up. I have a juvenile ball python that hasn’t eaten in the 13 days I’ve had him. Damit Verizon Media und unsere Partner Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten können, wählen Sie bitte 'Ich stimme zu.' First, I was mistaken about his original mulch, it wasn't cedar, it was aspen.

A few of the most common reasons ball pythons fail to eat include: Poor Health.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Has he thrown up since eating the ball? 5/20 Tried to feed him 2 pinkies again, in the middle of the night. Joined Jan 9, 2005 Messages 197. 2: Double-check the snake's environment to make sure everything is ideal. Ok, are you feeding frozen thawed or live prey and what size? Dazu gehört der Widerspruch gegen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten durch Partner für deren berechtigte Interessen. At the time, he had cedar bedding and a 40-watt red heat bulb.