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Pickey Eater?

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Posted by: rantcaseyisgod at Sun Apr 5 11:12:37 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rantcaseyisgod ]  
   

My newly acquired chondro has finally warmed up to me and stopped his hissing (and I'm finally comfortable removing him from his perch!) but one issue still remains and that is the fact that he is refusing to eat.

Consider he is five years old I went back to the previous owner and asked about the method of feeding he had used with this snake through out it's life, which apparently only involved dropping a mouse/rat in the tank and let it crawl around and poop and pee and roll around in the substrate until the hungry hungry snake found it.

Well, I decided to give it a shot and the method proved to be not only unfruitful but also a hassle considering now I must remove the snake and clean out the entire tank and throw in some new substrate.

It is possible that he may just not want to feed at the moment (spring is here however, and he didn't eat through winter, except for a measly mouse), but I am getting increasingly worried that it could be stress, which seems to be waning more and more every day.

Anyone have any odd/interesting/helpful/effective methods of enticing a finicky chondro?
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Adam

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