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not eating

07-23-2002, 03:47 AM
hi all

slayer my amel is not eating left pinkie in with her all night and it was still there this morning. do i try again tonight or should i leave for a few days and try again. she is a hatchling born on 9th june 02 shops record showed she had feed last on the 13th july
feeding her with defrosts. getting very worried about her


07-23-2002, 04:47 AM
Have you tried putting the snake and the pinky in a small container together yet? Or is the snake going through a shed? Did the feeding record say the snake was eating pinkies? I have heard that some babies like to eat anoles instead of mice. Alll else fails you could try to brain the pinky. As in cut a hole in the pinkies head to get the juices out and make is smell better to the snake. Just a few ideas to try to help you out, hope you get the little guy to eat......

07-23-2002, 10:58 AM
I've had real good results using a small paper bag. Put the snake and the pinkie in fold over or secure the top of the bag and leave in the cage over night. Do not disturb till morning:D Deli cups work well too.

07-23-2002, 11:16 AM
dont try again ,leave it alone to settle in ,can take two weeks,and if you keep disturbing it handling ,showing friends,picking up its little box up to look at it ,this will stress it futher and delay it settleing in,cud try feeding hot pinkie in five or so days ,make sure pinkie warm to hot lift lid and pop in,with as minum distrubstance as poss
good luck with her
and let us know how you get on

07-23-2002, 11:25 AM
Definetely wait a day or two then try the bag method. If it doesn't work brain the pinky AND use the bag method. If this works the next time do the bag method without braining the pinky. Repeat until he is eating pinky's in the bag without braining them. Then you can try in his aquarium if you desire.

Good luck

07-25-2002, 06:25 AM
hi all

thanks for your your replys still she would not feed so i have taken back to the shop and swap her for a anery corn which is older and bigger as i did not want to get anough hatchling from the shop. so lets just hope they manage to get her to feed as i feel that she has not feed from birth yet as she just seemed to not no that pinkie was food.

my new anery is called blade will post pic soon

thanks to all