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Old 15-11-2011, 03:06 PM
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Hello I just got a corn snake on Thursday and I feed him and he ate for me and then on Saturday he ate for me again. He is not impacted because I use papper towels he is still eating pinkies still. Now less say he was impacted would he be eating for me or no?. The tempature is 85 in the hot end and the cool end is 75 so anyone that could help me on this then that would be great. Iam a worry wort lol I sometimes worry over the little things lol.
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Old 15-11-2011, 03:32 PM
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Dont sweat on this one

Snakes are extremely efficient garbage disposals
By the time it has finished digesting there will be very little left
May take a week before it poos
Usually between 3 and 5 days with young snakes


Probably better feeding a bit less often than every 3 days
Maybe try 2 pinkies every seven days?
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Old 15-11-2011, 03:37 PM
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Dont sweat on this one

Snakes are extremely efficient garbage disposals
By the time it has finished digesting there will be very little left
May take a week before it poos
Usually between 3 and 5 days with young snakes


Probably better feeding a bit less often than every 3 days
Maybe try 2 pinkies every seven days?
I would say 3 pinky's if he's been eating every 3 day's depending how long he is.
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Dont sweat on this one

Snakes are extremely efficient garbage disposals
By the time it has finished digesting there will be very little left
May take a week before it poos
Usually between 3 and 5 days with young snakes


Probably better feeding a bit less often than every 3 days
Maybe try 2 pinkies every seven days?

as the above!! when its ready to dump it will do it,i have a young boa who has a quiet large dump every time it sheds and very little action apart from his monster dump when he sheds!!
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Old 15-11-2011, 03:53 PM
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Okay because like I said the snake is not impacted and I would think he would not eat for me if he was. Thanks for getting back too me on this now I feel better that I don't have too be worry over this lol.
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Old 16-04-2012, 09:32 PM
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My corn snake was found 4 weeks ago this Thursday after being missing for 6-7 months I fed her a fluffy on the 29th day she was found which she regurgitated a day later figuring it was a little too big after such a long fast I left her and fed her a small pinky on Thursday the 5th then another almost a week later on Wed 11th which she is strike feeding upon normally and has kept down.
... but no poop so far!!!!!
Should I feed her again on Wed? I have bought a very small fluff. She seems active and comtent but I was hoping that people could indicate to me if this is normal or not.

Such a lovely question I know
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Old 16-04-2012, 10:14 PM
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My corn snake was found 4 weeks ago this Thursday after being missing for 6-7 months I fed her a fluffy on the 29th day she was found which she regurgitated a day later figuring it was a little too big after such a long fast I left her and fed her a small pinky on Thursday the 5th then another almost a week later on Wed 11th which she is strike feeding upon normally and has kept down.
... but no poop so far!!!!!
Should I feed her again on Wed? I have bought a very small fluff. She seems active and comtent but I was hoping that people could indicate to me if this is normal or not.

Such a lovely question I know

So the corn has been missing through the winter. Possibly brumating depending on the temps it was exposed to.
Raise the temps for a while so the snake knows the temps are good for digesting food and the metabolism is increased. Provide the usual hides and clean water. With good health and a comfortable viv it'll stand a good chance of resuming normal feeding.
You're right feeding smaller items and working up.
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Old 16-04-2012, 10:18 PM
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Her viv is about 32-35 at the moment and as I said she's feeding fine now I'm not handling her just leaving her to it.
Is it normal for her to have gone 3 weeks without pooping (actually I suppose it's only really 2 weeks isn't it as the first feed didn't count) I think I'll just feed her as normal on Wed on the small fluffy.
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