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need help with feeding

deanna
08-07-2004, 07:24 PM
I got my second baby corn, Balthazar about six weeks ago. I fed him one pinkie six days after his arrival, he ate fine. A week later I fed him again, he did fine again. But the last three feeding attempts he has not eaten. It's been almost three weeks. He rooms with my other cornsnake, I seperate them for feeding, and Alexander is eating fine. No major changes have been made to upset him. I'm really getting concerned. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :shrugs:

Susan
08-09-2004, 08:40 PM
Try keeping Balthazar in a seperate tank for awhile. It may not be noticable to you, but maybe Alexander is stressing him out a bit. Also, has anything changed in the mice you're feeding...new bag of F/T, different supplier, etc.? Even the slightest change could put a hatchling off. Try some of the techniques used for problem feeders ("braining", lizard scenting, live vs. F/T). I've had hatchlings suddenly stop eating for some unknown reason. Most can be coaxed back into eating, but, unfortunately, some never do. Good luck!