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RE: Feeding Help

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Posted by: markg at Wed Jul 11 13:06:55 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Sometimes new snakes do not eat immediately. The pic seems to show that the snake is dehydrated. I would hydrate it first.

Clue #1 - that snake was not kept in ideal conditions at the store. It needs some TLC.

To hydrate, fill a plastic shoebox with just about 1/4 inch of water, tepid water is best (not cold, not warm to the touch either). That is all, just 1/4 inch or less. Put the snake in there for 5 minutes.

Do that every 3rd day a few more times.

Cornsnakes can stress, so the snake not feeding may be due to the move. Give the snake a few hides (warm end and cool end of the cage) and leave it alone other than the soaking. Try a thawed pinkie in a few days. I don't care what the pet store says, try a pinkie first, thawed.

I know there are some knowledgeable pet store staff out there, but the hard truth is many know nothing about keeping snakes healthy. There is a cornsnake forum here, use that resource as much as you need to.


   

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