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Old 13-03-2009, 03:30 AM
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hi all,
a fiend of mine has a royal, 2 years old and hasnt fed for 9weeks, she isnt too concerned as she said he looks healthy and has just had a healthy shed. but has anybody got any tips for her please, i know royals can be abit iffy with feeding times
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Old 13-03-2009, 03:36 AM
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warming the food to around 38*c can help
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Old 13-03-2009, 03:45 AM
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thanks sexy sheep, are you a sexy female sheep or a male?
cheers ill suggest that, thanks a ton
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Old 13-03-2009, 04:02 AM
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Braining is a good way too. (just pierce the skull with something sharp to release juices) Also scenting, if they have hamsters, rats ect just rub the prey item into the bedding.

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snakes dont eat all year round how long since it's last meal??????
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Old 13-03-2009, 04:58 AM
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Multi mammates also called soft furred rats. I have got most of the non breedable non feeder ones back eating by offering these. Also warm what ever you are feeding up alot and another tip while warming leaving them out dont put them in a bag or anything so they smell them and start getting ready to feed. Otherwise you could have just woken your snake up by sticking a rat in its face, i know i cant eat as soon as i have woken up. I tend to stick mine on a low heat mat once the initial defrosting is done to heat them up.
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Old 13-03-2009, 11:03 AM
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could be to do with breeding season
one of my boys hasnt eaten for a similar time
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Old 13-03-2009, 01:12 PM
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Try feeding it at night time when the lights have been off for a while, that way it will be awake and looking for food.
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Old 13-03-2009, 01:20 PM
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its male and its breeding season , says it all , tell them not to worry its normal , just keep an eye on his weight and as long as thats stable just continue to offer him food every couple of weeks
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Old 13-03-2009, 01:50 PM
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Mine has been off food since november, it just what royals do, some people get lucky and manage to skip the breeding season fast, others dont.

But I'd not be too hasty braining and scenting food just yet.

I'd start to be concerned after 6 months or so, assuming the royal maintains a healthy weight.
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