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RE: New to GTP and need a helping hand...

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Posted by: robins at Sun Jul 26 07:33:07 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by robins ]  
   

Many of the problems you are experiancing may be related to the type of set up you have. GTPs in many ways are different from other snakes depending on what snakes you've kept. For more info. on neo. GTP set up, search this forum or try Greg Maxwell/ Andrew Kelly's website. While temps. and humidity are important things like perch size and security are also important.

When you aquired your GTP did you ask about it's feeding habits. If you got the animal from a breeder you should call them and see if they can help. If you can't call the breeder, try different sized food items, make sure the food stays warm / hot, scent with chick down, try different ways of presenting the food (touch the tail, alternating side of the neck ect.) If this doesn't work find search the forums for other tips (there are many)or find someone who keeps GTP's locally and see if they can help.

Shedding is related to growing/eating so it is not surprising that your little one is not shedding often. GTPs are not as active as some other snakes but in enclosures with lots of perching opportunities, plant cover, security they hunt/explore at night. They are especially active when shedding or defecating.

If your little one continues to give you problems you may want to have a vet check it. Good luck. Robin


   

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