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last night we fed our male burm. usually we have to warm his food up for him otherwise he won't eat it. but we decided not to so that he would get into the habbit of eating them at room temp.

so we fed him his rat and he struck at it and coiled it. then about 10 mins later he just left it.we waited for a while but he wasn't interested in it. we took it out and warmed it up and he ate it straight away,we did the same with the second one,he struck at it and all the rest but he left that one too.

its not the first time he's done this.for a burm he's a really fussy eater,he didn't eat for over two weeks when we first got him,and when we tried him on rats for the first time, when he was younger, he did the same struck at it and left it. has anyone got any ideas on why he does this? he's the complete opposite of our other burm who eats anything you put infront of her ,regardless if it's hot or not. also i've never seen any of our other snakes do this. any advice would be great thanx :)
 

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Snakes detect their prey using heat pits in addition to scent, so actively look for prey at blood temperature. Almost all snakes prefer their food at blood temperature and it is very common for them to refuse if the food is not warmed through. Nothing to worry about at all, its completely natural.

You will probably find that all your snakes have a better feeding response to warmed through prey. Your other burm is just a greedy git! :lol:
 
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