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Hectorthesnake
09-26-2005, 11:06 PM
OK..I know that when snakes are pre-shedding their eyes get cloudy and they sometimes can't see as clearly. But can they pre-shed for like...2 months? Because everytime I reach inside Hector(my snake's) cage he like doesn't even notice my hand in there until he flicks his tongue a couple of times and then he like spazzes out. It's like he can't see my hand in there. Nor the food I try giving to him. Whenever I try to feed him he just nudges his face against it, and it looks like he licks it and then he strikes at it. I'm a little worried that he might be blind, or just sick. He's about 8-9 months old and he's only about the width of a pencil..maybe bigger..His terrarium has a warm and cold side. Water everyday and he's fed once a week. I check his cage for spilled water everyday, too make sure he doesn't get a respitory infection. Poops/peeps cleaned every time he makes a mess. If he is sick, I don't get what could've caused it. :cry:

TrpnBils
09-26-2005, 11:16 PM
what are your temps like? and are you sure he's not asleep when you reach in there and he doesn't notice you right away?

Hectorthesnake
09-26-2005, 11:18 PM
Cold side is...73 right now, and hot is like 85. He's not asleep because he's slithering around his little huts.

MegF.
09-27-2005, 12:28 AM
My one really nervous female acts like she just notices me as well. I think it may just be your snakes personality. My other female has to sniff the mouse over repeatedly before she'll take it, and usually ignores it until I stick it directly in front of her nose. Sometimes she actively goes after it, but most of the time, you have to stuff it in her face. I wouldn't be too worried about it. As long as he's active, eats regularly, drinks and poops....... relax!