We bought a beautiful royal python about a week and a half ago. He is our first snake. Since buying him though we have began to wonder if he is underweight and if so, what we can do about helping him (well we think it's a him). He is around 16 inches long and weighs 48g. From what I have read this appears to be quite lite. I am afraid that the snakes age is uncertain, as he was given to the pet shop by someone who did not want him.
The feeding record from the shop showed that he had eaten a week before we got him, so saturday 21st june, but refused food when offered in the shop on the 28th(the day before we picked him up). We tried to feed him on the 4th July with a fuzzy, which is what he was taking in the shop, but he didn't take it. I think this is mostly because we unfortunatly gave in to temptation and handled him in the first week, but have since left him well alone, only changing the water daily.
We are currentlly housing him in an exo-terra (12x18inch) with 2 hides, one at warm end and one at cool end. The ambient temp during the day has been 82 to 88 degrees farrenheit and night time temp 75 to 80.
We aren't sure whether we should try and feed him again this weekend or leave him alone for a further week in the hopes that he will settle in and feel at home.
I have taken a couple of pics of his faunarium. There the best i cold manage without taking the lid off, as i didn't want to disturb him.
Any help greatly appreciated