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Old 09-10-2010, 09:28 AM
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My corn is still doing it >< He won't get out of his hide. I seriously do not see him move. He's always in the same position so I don't know if he's even drinking. He still won't eat either.
I raised the temp to try to avoid him from going into burmation. It doesn't seem to be working ):
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:31 AM
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how old is he, has he/she ate before, what is he kept in?
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About 3-4 years. Has eaten before. 29 gal enclosure. He ate last week.
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if he ate last week i would not worry to much - all my corns spend most of there time in there hides, and only come out to feed. snakes can go quite a while with not eating - try him again in about 5 days.....
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if he ate last week i would not worry to much - all my corns spend most of there time in there hides, and only come out to feed. snakes can go quite a while with not eating - try him again in about 5 days.....
I'm more worried about drinking actually ):
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:49 PM
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my corns hide much of the day but as soon as the lights go out their active, he will probably be doing the same, i wouldn't worry you could try marking the water level then you'll know that he is drinking
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:00 PM
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I'm more worried about drinking actually ):

i would'nt worry about the not seeing him drink mate.ive kept carpets in to double figures for a few years now and i'm lucky if ive witnessed any of them drinking once or twice.imo they drink during the night.

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Old 09-10-2010, 01:36 PM
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I keep snakes in general in the double figures and the only time I have seen them drink is if their bowl has spilled and I failed to notice till the next day...they drink like hell then lol and even with that it was only 2 snakes.

Corns actually sort of brumate (the awake form of hibernate) during winter.
Some people promote it for breeding, some don't bother and the snake is normal all year. Some snakes do it whether you like them to or not.

I am not saying that this is what hes doing as its only a week but they can slow down their feeding or nothing at all for a few months in some cases, and their activity is more that quartered. Hes just keeping is energy for the colder season.

You may not realise that even with his stated mat/bulb the other end of his enclosure may be cooling slightly (perfectly normal in all enclosures as long as you get the desired hot temps needed) This is how he knows its winter. Just bare with him and offer him food say next week then 2 weeks after that and continue every two weeks. I only feed my adults fortnightly to 3 weeks all year anyway.

If you notice him looking thin (not lean, thats healthy) then you should consider finding out the other reason for him not feeding via vets ect.
Otherwise chillax hes probs fine
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:39 PM
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He still won't eat
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He ate last week.
that is perfectly normal - they don't eat 3x a day like us

going thru your previous posts - it might be an idea for you to sit down, research, and understand your animals needs a bit better
your extra knowledge will no doubt benefit them
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I'm more worried about drinking actually ):

I've had my Corn for over a year now and I've only observed him drinking twice. Had my MBK for about a month and so far I haven't seen her drink at all. Don't worry.
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