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my snow...=/

07-26-2007, 11:48 PM
im used to feeding my snow once a week and only one pinky...i was wondering since now she is a tad over 15 inches long if i should start feeding her 2? im thinking i should because shes kinda starting to look a tad bit skinny and a little bit more...inactive...its got me worried...my other is doing fine...infact i just fed her tonight because the snow didnt seem to intrested in it...but the miami sure did...i noticed something different between the two of them though...the miami struck hard on the pinky when it went to eat it but the snow has never struck at its meals...she always just goes up to it and smells it a few times then bites on and eats it...it normal for them to be like that or is it something i should worry about?

07-26-2007, 11:52 PM
Well the fact that she doesn't really attack it doesn't bother me - my snakes just smell their's and then bite it, but the fact thats she's inactive and not acting normal does bother me. How much does she weigh? When has the last time she ate? If you are thinking of feeding her more, do a search for the Munson Plan - that will tell you when its ok to bump up to two pinks - but if she has other problems bumping her up now might make it worse.

07-27-2007, 12:02 AM
im not sure on her weight...last time she ate was sunday...

07-27-2007, 12:48 AM
arent these the same 2 that you said you would house together?? I am not saying co-hab is bad... what I am suggesting is that since the miami is so aggressive that it might be badly affecting the snow... might try to house them apart and see if that doesnt help the snow act more 'normal' :)

07-27-2007, 12:49 AM
also... yes feed her more.. at 15 inches she should be eating 2 or 3 pinkies once every 5 days.

07-27-2007, 02:09 AM
If the pinkie barely leaves a lump in her, or the lump is digested very quickly, it's time to move up. :)

07-27-2007, 04:57 AM
i have split them apart, and she acted the same...so im thinking that i just need to feed her more...feeding day is tomarow so ill see what she will eat...

07-27-2007, 05:23 AM
I wouldn't be too concerned about her not striking at her food. Some of mine are positively vicious when it comes to attacking their food, some just swallow it. I think this is especially the case when feeding f/t food. :)

As a rule, I feed all my 0-6month olds every 5 days. They are doing well on this program...perhaps don't up her pinkie size just yet, rather feed her more often.. :)

07-27-2007, 07:26 PM
well i just tried to feed him... (yes its a him...my friend sexed them correctly =/...their both males lol learn something new everyday...i didnt go far enough down on the tail) anyway...ill be honest...its rather nerve racking trying seeing him act like this...he has some slightly lose skin toward his tail like his lost weight and the last time he shed was on june 21...he has eaten a single pinky on june 2,9,16,23,30, july 7,14and 22...when i hold him and when he adventures around the tank he is still activly flickering his tounge and dosent sit still very often...his feces is often clear and white...what should it look like normaly if this is abnormal?

07-28-2007, 09:42 AM
You still haven't said if these are co-habitated. If they are, seperate! Normal feces should have some white solids (urates) and some brown and white solids (fecal matter and some liquid urate.

07-28-2007, 09:48 AM
in this instance I would say Keep them seperated.... not just for a short time. Feed him every 5 days and atleast 2-3 pinkies or maybe abit bigger prey. At 15 inches mine is taking down a 10day old mouse every 5 days. Hope all this help and good luck :)

07-28-2007, 11:26 AM
Sounds like it's underfed. After that many feedings it should have gone up past a single pinky a week.
They don't get fed 1 pinky a week forever.

07-28-2007, 11:01 PM
yea... :( ...my dumb self shoulda thought about that... =/

07-29-2007, 04:09 AM
Aww Annihilation im sure your not dumb. You did think there was a possible problem and you came here seeking help. I think thats smart on your part. Now you have been given some options to help solve the problem..Good luck

07-29-2007, 11:37 PM
bobs current conditions...
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you can see where he is lost alot of weight...i just hope when the third rolls around he will be ready to eat again :( i feel so bad

07-29-2007, 11:44 PM
yes, he looks very thin but I am sure with the new size prey and new feeding times that he will fill out :)

07-29-2007, 11:54 PM
He is a real cutie Annihilation, thanks for the pics. I hope he is soon gaining weight for you. Good luck...