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Advice on hatchling Foxsnakes

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Posted by: Mike_K at Sun Dec 2 15:34:16 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Mike_K ]  
   

I got a pair of 2012 foxsnakes about 40 days ago. The male hatchling had some good weight and ate a f/t pinkie within a few days. The female looked very skinny, but she ate a live pinky a week later. Over the next 2 weeks, the male ate 2 more live pinkies and the female 1 more. Since then they have refused every form of live and f/t I've offered them. They are active in their small sterlite containers and appear healthy.

I kept them in a warm area, but as they stopped eating, I moved them to a slightly cooler, less active area of the house where I keep corns and a drymarchon. Still no interest in live pinkies.

Is it normal for hatchlings to slow down as winter approaches? Should I be worried, or keep offering pinkies at regular intervals? None of my FL kings and corns have slowed down eating. A 2012 duo of female KY black kings has slowed down, too. I got those over the summer and they ate great and gained weight until they slowed down just recently. Since both of these species are from northern latitudes, I'm thinking maybe it is natural for them to slow down eating this time of year.

Any advice is appreciated.
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