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RE: part 2 response part 2

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Posted by: OrangeHeterodon at Tue Sep 17 22:06:45 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OrangeHeterodon ]  
   

From what I gathered FR, from what you wrote, if a Hognose Snake is not feeding on fuzzies when it easily can, and it has something to do with temperature. And also that it (my male hognose) is going off feed for a reason other than mating purposes because it would be seeking a warmer area if it wanted a mate. I sincerely would like input on how to upgrade him to fuzzies and get him to take at any time of year (every year as I previously mentioned it a bi-annual occurrence).

Some details:
Cage size is 18 inches long 18 inches deep 8 inches high. His substrate is aspen bark that is 3 inches deep. He gets fed 2-3 pinky mice every other week currently because he refuses to take fuzzies. His water is changed daily and his basking spot is 87 degrees Fahrenheit (should I get a higher output bulb?)
I do not brumate him so I don't believe his bi-annual late Nov - Early Feb feeding strike to be a mating thing but that is all I can put my finger on from reading as many care sheets that I can find that address this behavior.

I would like to find out what you recommend for getting him to take fuzzies because about 7 months ago I purchased a bag of 50 fuzzy mice in anticipation that he would eat them, but he has chosen that they don't smell right to him or something? The fuzzies I use are Arctic Mice but I don't think the brand has anything to do with it because that is where I get my pinkies from too.


   

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