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Old 05-09-2019, 11:38 AM
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Fingers crossed for you that it's plain sailing for you once this has cleared up. I can imagine it hasn't been the best introduction to snake keeping, which is such a shame as corns are normally so easy.
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Old 13-09-2019, 02:50 AM
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Its been a horrendous experience to tell the truth, it's been nothing but problems from start to finish.

I seem to have the snake eating now which is good, he took another pinkie Monday. I took him out for a check today to see how he was, I looked inside his mouth and its still a bit red, I followed the prescribed treatment so I hope its enough, but something tells me my problems aren't over with this guy yet.
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Old 13-09-2019, 11:40 AM
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What are peoples thoughts on putting him in his permanent enclosure now or would it only upset things?

I'll be assembling my 4ft x 2ft x 2ft Monkfield soon...its a fair jump in size considering hes in a fuanarium at the moment.
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Old 13-09-2019, 12:20 PM
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What are peoples thoughts on putting him in his permanent enclosure now or would it only upset things?

I'll be assembling my 4ft x 2ft x 2ft Monkfield soon...its a fair jump in size considering hes in a fuanarium at the moment.
I'd personally concentrate on getting him feeding consistently before putting him in an adult enclosure. Changing enclosures is stressful for any snake & could cause him to pause on feeding again.
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I'm normally an advocate for getting them into their forever enclosures from the get go, but I agree with Roseanna in this case - concentrate on getting the snake established for now, don't go making any changes until you're certain the illness is cleared up and the snake is feeding reliably every week (apart from when in shed when refusals are to be expected).
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Yeah I thought as much really.

Just can't help wondering is my current husbandry anything to do with the problems ive been having, as you mentioned corns are supposedly so easy and yet everything has been a disaster so far for me, can't help wondering where or why it all went wrong.
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Old 21-09-2019, 09:55 PM
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So I seem to have him eating, he took a fuzzy for me last week but I'm still scenting with tuna and placing him in the Tupperware container, you think I should try unscented now or keep going as I am for a few more feeds?

He's up to 14 grams now.
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Old 21-09-2019, 10:18 PM
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So I seem to have him eating, he took a fuzzy for me last week but I'm still scenting with tuna and placing him in the Tupperware container, you think I should try unscented now or keep going as I am for a few more feeds?

He's up to 14 grams now.
Won't hurt to try- if it doesn't work yet, go back to scented.
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Old 22-09-2019, 12:57 AM
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Agree with Wilks.

You could try unscented in the viv. If he doesn't take it then drop feed and see if its there a few hours later. If it is then try scenting and feeding in the viv, if that fails then go back to feeding in the tub...
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Old 17-10-2019, 08:28 AM
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So I tried feeding unscented and got nothing, I left it over night too with no luck.

Is it possible he'll always want scented?
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