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Question about eating after shed

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Posted by: stygiansguitars at Wed Dec 13 21:14:35 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by stygiansguitars ]  
   

I posted this a couple weeks ago in the "health/diet" forum but no one answered, so I'll ask again.

I've had a Cal King for almost 2 months, have never had a snake before, and he shed a couple of weeks ago. After he shed he wouldn't eat for a week and a half. but from everything else I've read they're usually really hungry after they shed. He shed in one piece just a few days after I realized he was about to shed. I tried feeding him every couple of days and he kept going and curling up in his water bowl when I put the mouse in there, but never ate (and spent the whole night sleeping in the water bowl one night). So, before the next shed I'm trying to find out if anyone elses snakes do this, like do they need to stretch their new skin using the water or something? I don't want to have to throw away mice anymore (he eats overnight and if he leaves them they're "spoiled" by morning).

when he finally ate, I had to get some of those really tiny frozen pinkies and I gave him 2, so also maybe the other pinkies were too big? but he ate some that size before he shed.

here's a couple of pics of him (he's really skinny):




   

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