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please help feeding a 6' green?

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Posted by: spmoberl at Mon Mar 30 23:49:03 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by spmoberl ]  
   

I obtained a 6' green in November who has not voluntarily eaten. I have tried F/T chicks, live rats, F/T rats, pre-killed rats, Braining, leaving food overnight, placing in a separate/secured enclosure, ect..... He/she has showed a little interest at times.

This snake is apparently health. Looks very good, and is not underweight (I have done monthly force-feed). The enclosure is 8'X3.5', properly heated, large water tub, properly ventilated, ect.....

I am to the point of placing him/her on a prolonged fast. Would 3 months of not offering a meal to a normal weight 6' green be appropriate?? How often should I handle it so that it doesn't stagnate? At one point it didn't move for three days until I handled it. But again, it is apparently in good health--tongue flicking, hydrated, ect...

Please, anybody with experience with non-neonatal green anacondas give me some insight.


   

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