at Thu Sep 19 17:27:09 2013 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]
Hi Austin, I know you don't like what I say but its about the health of the animal and not you.
You ask, does anyone else have this happen, and of course there are others, that is not the right question. The right question is, what is normal for hognose snakes. Not in nature or in captivity, what is normal for hognose.
Normal healthy captives and wild hogs, are not picky. Or they wouldn't be attempting to eat peoples hands.
The next question should be, why are some picky and lastly why is yours picky.
Its a base need for all animals, to feed. In all other animals, birds/mammals, if an animal does not feed well, EVERYONE KNOWS, theres something wrong with the animal. This includes dogs.
When it comes to ectotherms(google it up) folks lose they minds. With mammals, the animals creates the conditions the animal works within(body temps) With ectotherms, the surroundings must the ability to allow the animal to maintain the conditions REQUIRED to perform and behave normally. This should be the first place you look, as its not consistent.
In your case, you have no history for that animal, so you have no idea what was done to it, or what may have caused your animal to be picky. It could be sick, or it could be traumatized.
In the end Being picky is not normal. Best wishes
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