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RE: feeding problems?

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Posted by: pyromaniac at Mon Feb 4 19:18:26 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by pyromaniac ]  
   

Since he is seeking the coldest places, he probably is not yet ready to come out of brumation. If he seems thin you can begin warming him up in mid February and start feeding him, small meals to start with.

Brumation is a tactic to conserve resources during the winter months when food is scarce. The snakes' metabolism slows way down when it is cool, so they barely use any energy, unlike warm blooded animals that rev up the calorie burn to stay warm.
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