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Help 7 year old buckskin okeetee male not eating
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:41 PM   #1
Serpentlady9
Help 7 year old buckskin okeetee male not eating

I have a 7 year old buckskin oketee male who hasn't eaten since 4 weeks ago. He eats frozen thawed adult mice once a week (every Thursday) unless I am cleaning or he is in a shed mode. He is active and iistened to him no sign of respiratory infection and he doesn't look to be a shed mode. What should I do any advice please
 
Old 05-14-2021, 12:45 AM   #2
hypnoctopus
Is he more active than normal?
 
Old 05-14-2021, 12:54 AM   #3
Serpentlady9
Yes he is moving around his terrarium and smelling the air. There is no sign of shed mode or respiratory infection. He has always been an excellent eater and then 3 or 4 weeks ago he wouldn’t eat. I tried tapping with tweezers, I left mouse in terrarium over night . Put him in a feeding container. He won’t eat. His warm side is around 85 I would say 82.4 and 70’s on the cool side. I tried same tactics earlier tonight and I left him in feeding container over night. He gets one frozen thawed adult mouse once every week. He has never done this before except when in a shed mode or I am cleaning his terrarium otherwise he is an excellent eater


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Old 05-14-2021, 10:50 AM   #4
hypnoctopus
Sounds like he may be in breeding mode. It's pretty common for adult males. I would bump up your warm side by a few degrees, but otherwise just keep offering him a mouse once every week or two until he forgets about looking for a lady. You might have more luck with a smaller than normal prey item, heated extra hot.
 

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