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Non feed neonate 7 months

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Posted by: GPZO at Sat Jan 15 14:21:19 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by GPZO ]  
   

I picked up a neonate diamond jungle carpet python about seven months ago. He has eaten on his own 3 times. Every other meal has been force fed to him. Sometimes he trys unentusiastically to feed himself then gives up. He gets it in his mouth but he does not hold or constrict and gives up after only a minute or so. I am offering the smallest pinkys possible and he will not take pinky parts. So Ive been force feeding him, every week, for seven months. I guess my question is when do you give up? When do you say this guy just doesnt have the will to live and I am just prolonging the inevidable? Am I expected to force feed him for life? I just dont know what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.
Jason


   

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