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RE: Female W. Hognose Not Eating

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Posted by: captainjack0000 at Wed Apr 2 22:16:16 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by captainjack0000 ]  
   

I've been trying to keep the humidity up. I have a digital hygrometer for the apartment, that actually sits on the shelf above the hognose. It usually reads 40% even through the winter, and as high as 60% through the summer.

I've been misting the cage a bit to try and keep the humidity up. Still no luck on getting her to eat. She is very active during the day, I can tell because she's been moving her rocks all around and burrowing through her substrate.

I bought her in January of last year and didn't have feeding problems then, but she also was a baby, so perhaps her desire for food was a bit stronger.

I'm used to snakes not eating, my BP goes off feed through the winter, but she's like 1600g, so dropping a few grams doesn't bother me. But the hognose is so much smaller. I'm probably more worried than I need to be, but I always feel like a healthy snake should be eating. It took a while for the BP people to convince me that even healthy pythons don't always eat regularly.

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I tried finding a toad tonight without any luck. The lizards suggestion is nice, but I work from about when I wake up until after dark most days and I haven't seen any easily caught lizards around. I may try live pinkies tomorrow if I can get home before the pet shop closes. They did not have any frogs/toads they could scent with.


   

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