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Okay well...

08-27-2007, 07:03 PM
I know I already posted an e-mail about my snake not eating. Well this is our first time with this problem...and my mom is tending to panic about it. She is really young..yes. She hasn't eaten in awhile..yes. She won't eat...or let us force feed her. We are gonna try to talk to the herp guy at Critter Co. that my mom is friends with. The vet offices tell us different things such as 1. bigger house, no deli cup 2. she doesn't seem like shes gonna make it 3. give her an antibiotic to make her live longer...then i guess just watch her die or hopefully she will eat before god knows what.

I really really really need great advice because if I don't...I don't know if we are gonna be able to handle this situation.

Thank you all for reading this!!!

Rich in KY
08-27-2007, 07:11 PM
Was she eating and then stopped?

How long has it been since she ate last?

08-27-2007, 07:14 PM
No, I baught her about 3 weeks ago now. She hasn't eaten in..almost 4 i believe. And he said shes around a month old or somewhat.

Rich in KY
08-27-2007, 07:17 PM
I assume you have a heat source for her viv.

Where do you try to feed her?

08-27-2007, 07:32 PM
In the deli cup, where i was told to.

08-27-2007, 07:32 PM
Oh and yes of course..we have a heat source for her.

Rich in KY
08-27-2007, 07:41 PM
It may be worth a try to purchase a critter keeper such as this


Put her and the pinky in here nad then leave them undisturbed for hours. Maybe even cover with a cloth to give her privacy. Some snakes are very jumpy and need to feel secure when they eat.

If this doesnt work try to go to where you bought her and see is they can help.

08-27-2007, 07:46 PM
We've done the whole thing about keeping her in there over night and for a long period when it was quiet...and it didn't work. If that doesn't work, then what do i do?

08-27-2007, 07:55 PM
Are you feeding live pinkys or frozen thawed? If you are using frozen thawed, you can try slicing open the back of the pink. It makes the smell stronger and will entice some picky eaters to eat.
If you are using live - try washing it with unscented Ivory soap or scenting with a lizard, tuna or chicken broth.

08-27-2007, 07:59 PM
We are currently feeding her Frozen Thawed pinkies. My mom tried cutting the pinky (poking holes)...she tried cutting it in half...using just the head...scenting it with tuna broth.

Rich in KY
08-27-2007, 08:18 PM
Try the chicken broth and lizard scent.

If this doesnt work, it will be necessary to force feed, possibly even using a pinky pump.

08-27-2007, 08:23 PM
I will indeed try the chicken broth. But what is the lizard broth anyway? Or how do you do it?

Rich in KY
08-27-2007, 08:37 PM
You can get the lizard scent at some pet stores. You put it on the pinky and it makes it smell like a lizard. This may entice the snake to eat it.

08-27-2007, 08:49 PM
Okay thanks everyone for helping me. I am gonna try these things and put an update on here. Hopefully *crosses fingers* it will work!

Rich in KY
08-27-2007, 08:54 PM
Please do keep us updated

08-27-2007, 10:14 PM
At this point if you haven't tried a live pink I would try that. I wouldn't go to a larger feed container. Some people have tried buying an anole and only feeding part saving the rest and use it for scent. I'm just suggesting all the things I've read. good luck, susan

08-27-2007, 10:24 PM
Definitely try a live pink before force feeding. I had a hatchling that wouldn't eat anything but live for the first several months. He's since been quite a good eater on f/t, so once they get going, there is hope.

08-27-2007, 11:49 PM
I agree, try a live newborn pinky. If you can find one, that is. You need one just after it is born or at most the same day.