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RE: Balls off food-- wondering when to worry

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Posted by: emysbreeder at Mon May 24 23:24:37 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by emysbreeder ]  
   

I think these long "fasters' have some signal deep in their instink that is based on Seasons. Its like their waiting for a enviromental clue. I would try a man made rainy season. If you could time it with a real storm outside placing the enclosure by an open window to "feel" the barrametric pressure drop and then continue a simulated rain in a shower you may be supprised. A fan in/near a window helps too when its storming outside at night. I work with Asian tortoises now and use this same keeper made rainy season trigger to start nest building, breeding, feeding ect. The pressure drop part is very important but hard to reproduce, so keep a eye on the weather. Even though you have had them for years your worry is really your desire to understand them. If you still care this much after all this time, means you are in constant persuite of perfection, improving on something until it can not be inproved on any futher. It is highly comendable that you are still pushing the learning curve on one of the most commonly kept snakes in the pet trade. No one has ever explaned the reason for fasting of these snakes in all this time. Maybe it will be you. Let it rain* e.claptin Vic Morgan.



   

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