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Old 19-03-2009, 11:01 AM
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I have tried everything, warmed food, made it wet, brained it, warm bath to get everything going, she just wont eat its been nearly two month now, i tried force feeding without to much force... i cant bring myself to use live food what else can i do????
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Old 19-03-2009, 02:15 PM
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Are the temps ok and what is your corn housed in?
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Old 19-03-2009, 02:27 PM
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How old is the snake?

Is it possible she is gravid (pregnant)?

Is she actually losing weight?
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Old 20-03-2009, 01:35 PM
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I dont know for sure, its too soon to tell, she was having a hard time shedding so i gave her a bath damp towl ect and she did the rest herslef, i seperated her from the male about 3-4 weeks ago and hes absolutley fine he almost had me when i last fed him! she is in a 5ft viv, i've been told its too big for two of them they dont climb ect but the pair of them proved that wrong, temps are fine, she is getting on a bit but they have been very well looked after, i keep records just in case things like this happen, i just cant figure it out!!
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Old 20-03-2009, 01:39 PM
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If you seperated them 3-4 weeks ago its very poss that she is just about ot lay eggs, if so could be the reason she is off her food
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Old 20-03-2009, 01:41 PM
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well if you only took her away from the male a few weeks ago she could definitely be gravid. has she put on weight? could she be egg-bound?
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Old 20-03-2009, 02:03 PM
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Yes..I agree with the people who think she could be gravid..i do too!!! If she is, she will not eat until after she has laid her batch of eggs!!
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Old 20-03-2009, 02:15 PM
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my gravid corn has stopped eating, and she looooovvvvvedddd food! so it sound like a probable explanation to me. she should be looking fatter by now though? cos it has been 2 months since she ate, and they usually lay 5-6 weeks after mating, i would be worried that she was egg-bound possibly. but all snakes are different anyway.
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