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  1. Snakes
    Yes yes, not unusual I know but wanted to put the question out there. I have two royals, (Pastel & Albino) both were eating well and regular until starting a winter fast, the pastel last ate in November, the Albino in December. I;'ve only had the albino since last summer but last winter the...
  2. Snakes
    Hi everyone, could you spare me a few minutes to offer some advice on my 16-year-old Royal Python who hasn’t eaten since October? Nothing particularly remarkable about that, but in my attempts to get his conditions just right with the help of a new digital thermostat, I’ve led to behaviour that...
  3. Snakes
    Hi, My Hognose hasn't eaten for 3 weeks. I know they're prone to this sort of thing, but what are the normal parameters? (ie. How long before I worry?)
  4. Snakes
    Wondering if anyone can help a bit here. Is there any obvious sign males are looking for a female? I am sure that is what my male IJ carpet (3y) is doing, but to me it looks exactly the same as hunting. However, he has refused food last two times, that is why I am thinking is the gf thing...
  5. Snakes
    I have had my Royal Python for about a year now, he is just over a year old (about 16 months). Ever since I got him he was broken as he ate every week without fail, he was like a little dustbin and never skipped a meal. About 5 or 6 weeks ago I increased the size of rat, as he is getting...
  6. Snakes
    Hi guys, One of my female corns who is 1 year 6 months old has just refused her second feed (on a 10 day feeding schedule). Nothing else has changed in her viv, and I've never known corns to fast over winter before. Is this something that's a possibility? Thanks guys.
  7. Snakes
    I have a male royal who stopped feeding a month ago. I assume this is just a winter fast. He was a food dustbin before so it was a surprise to see him refuse. I've only had snakes since October and this is the first time I've experienced a fast. He was 1175g and has lost 50g over the last month...
  8. Snakes
    My hognose wont eat and oddly he wouldn't eat this time last year for a few weeks are they fasters? He's normally a great eater and happily eats once a week but if he had his way would be more often. Important parts he hasn't eaten since 15th August, temperatures ect are all perfectly fine...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello all I have Just a few quick question should I feed my tortoise every few days rather than every day? I have always fed them every day and the amount I give is approx their shell size. Poppy weight is 339g Height is 60 cm bottom length is 10 cm I give them both Nutrobal every second...
  10. Snakes
    Firstly, no I'm not live feeding, that's what the hassle is about. I have a boa who hasn't eaten for a few months so I thought I'd try him on chicken or quail. But you can't buy a full, feathered chicken or quail from Morrisons can you? So the easiest way is to buy a live chicken/quail and kill...
  11. Snakes
    Lol! As the title says, im curious about hognose fasting. My male is currently in a fast, although he did take a burst fuzzy a couple of weeks ago with great hesitance. I was just curious as to roughly when they come out of their fasts? He started beginning of December, and ive been...
  12. Lizards
    Hiya, My Female Leopard Gecko is 12 months old. She sheds perfectly everytime and, has all toes intact. The reason for my concern is that she stopped eating 7 days ago and, has only consumed one mealworm since then. I used to keep her on sand but, have put her on paper towels for the last...
  13. Spiders and Inverts
    anybody know of any grammy's that don't fast? i know of one, judging by my own s/a female- g. iheringi, the entre rios red rump birdeater. mine only refuses meals in premoult, & eats a fortnight after her moult. she'll eat every few days, & has never fasted in the few months i've had her.
  14. Newbie Advice
    Hi all! Thought I'd post couple of snaps of Nessie so your expert eyes can tell if she looks ok! I'm worried that she is small for her age and all that not eating over winter has affected her growth! According to record when I got her she was hatched May 30th,2010! Does she look ok...
  15. Snakes
    ive been told by quite a few people that some snake stop or reduce the amount or regularity with which they feed, my 20month old male blood python hasn't eaten for about 5-6weeks, is this normal/healthy? many thanks
  16. Snakes
    today, clark kent, my '07 male normal corn, fed for the 1st time since i bought him 2 months ago. i got him from Nikki J on this forum, a very healthy, intensely-coloured snake, but he has been (literally!) turning his nose up at food since i've had him. he shed a month ago, but still wouldn't...
  17. Snakes
    Are they known to do this during winter like royals sometimes do? Or any other reasons?
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