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Wierd Year

starsevol
01-15-2010, 10:30 AM
This year has been...ummm...different. Most of my hatchlings (keepers and new additions) have either regurged or gone on lengthy hunger strikes. Temps are perfect, husbandry has not changed.

1 that had been on a hunger strike started feeding again 3 weeks ago, and hasn't refused a meal since. 2 others decided to break their fasts today. The ones that had regurged are feeding enthusiastically on halved pinks everytime I offer so they are doing MUCH better. All in all they are doing well but this year it seems there has been more of this crap than usual. It started the beginning of November. Anyone else experiance this?

wade
01-15-2010, 10:34 AM
I haven’t experienced that. Did anything change with your mice? Maybe they started smelling funny. Did you change the lotion you use or something like that?

starsevol
01-15-2010, 10:43 AM
I havenít experienced that. Did anything change with your mice? Maybe they started smelling funny. Did you change the lotion you use or something like that?

Nope, same mice from the same place. And I don't use lotion until after the animals are taken care of, just to be safe.

Nanci
01-15-2010, 11:35 AM
I had two regurges last feeding for no apparent reason. It was one of the record cold nights, the snakes are on the same thermostat right next to each other, the thermostat shows a record high of 86 and low of 84. One or both might be blue- can't tell. One ate a very slightly larger mouse, the other was on the same old size...

Buzzard
01-15-2010, 01:40 PM
Nanci that is weird I had 2 regurge on me this past cold snap.... and my temps have been consistant too...

wade
01-15-2010, 01:45 PM
Well when you say it's weird, just how weird do you mean?

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Buzzard
01-15-2010, 01:47 PM
LOL .. wade you crack me up...

starsevol
01-15-2010, 01:52 PM
Well gosh...if it happened to Nanci I don't feel quite like the worst snake keeper ever now!!!
My temps have not wavered, and I truly feel like I am not about to lose anybody....in the past..maybe one regurge once in awhile but this year almost all the 09s and one of the 08s have done it....one poor girl did it twice...but ate her pinky half today with no trouble at all. She was originally a slow starter and I am so happy when she eats!

wade
01-15-2010, 01:53 PM
Cross your finger Beth, it all sunshine and roses from here.

wstphal
01-15-2010, 03:12 PM
Crossed fingers here that everyone eats the way they should & keeps it down from here on out, Beth!

Asbit
01-15-2010, 03:47 PM
I am wishing the same for all three of you Beth, Nanci and Buzzard....that your snakes shake their heads, get rid of the cob webs and start to act like good snakies and eat regularly and without any more throwing up!!!

crackerhead
01-15-2010, 06:17 PM
Beth, regardless of what is happening, you could never fall into the category of a bad snake mom, EVER! Sometimes weird stuff happens. I hoping things are on the up and up from here on out.
Terri
PS- I'm very stoked about our up coming project!:dancer: