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RE: Question about eating after shed

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Posted by: Jim M. at Sun Apr 15 09:05:54 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Jim M. ]  
   

This seems like a very common question on this forum I've noticed over the past several years, with more new snake owners out there and on-line all the time. Of course I was also one, and had similar questions to pose as at times it can get a little nerve racking and you want to make sure you're doing what's right for the snake. My Cal King looked just like yours, was nervous, jumpy and on edge and rattling his tail, didn't always eat every mouse I offered, and yet in time probably after a year or two, became a big tame beautiful snake. Patience is key and never give up. I think perhaps most amateur novice snake owners like us go though this, and just keep asking questions and closely observing your snake. It is essential to have the right basic set-up and temps with fresh water and a good hide or two, so your snake is healthy and will be more likely to have a good appetite. The soaking seems normal and I recall the same behavior with my young snake, but maybe it's too hot in your enclosure? Make sure you are providing enough and the right size mice, maybe fuzzies if he can handle them, to allow the proper growth. Good luck, great looking snake.
Jim


   

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