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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
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
Is he more active than normal?
Old 05-14-2021, 12:54 AM   #3
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
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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