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- 11-Jul-12, 10:05 PM #31
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- 11-Jul-12, 10:07 PM #32x 4 kids, x 2 Womas, x 1 Olive, x 2 Bredlis, x 1 Rough Scaled Python, x 2 Water Pythons, x 1 Galah, x 2 Budgies.
Miss my gliders terribly, wish QLD would change its laws.
comon ppl let bygons be bygons, the op has said they were wrong,stubborn etc, and said sorry and admitted they were wrong. i think more people need to have a smoke and chill out!!!!!
i find it amazing on how many python owners still do not obviously do enough research before purchasing an animal. the fact that you believe that after 4 weeks force feeding is necessary proves that you have very little understanding of pythons in general. i could nearly put money down that the tank is not setup properly. going by what you have said.
Im not saying you shouldn't have snakes. im saying you need to do alot more research on the requirements and behaviors of these animals. these will answer questions you didn't even know existed. google care sheets on the species you want to keep and look at every site on the first page. it will take an hour and you will know 99% of what is needed for the basic care of that animal and if you can properly care for it.
good luck... your gonna need it
Kodie, I take it you aren't very old. You are asking for advice and then giving possible answers to your questions.
Ask questions , evaluate the answers. Stop spruiking rubbish your friend says, do some bloody research.
Learn more about your animals by being interested instead of being lazy and asking questions and then totally disregarding the answers.Everyone criticizes the Salem Witch Trials, but we haven't had a witch attack in over 200 years. ~ Some bloke on twitter
- 11-Jul-12, 10:11 PM #36
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As has been stated, if it is not showing any signs of ill health besides not eating for 4 weeks then there is no reason to worry. It's winter, sometimes they just feel like a time out. I have an 18 month old stimmi that periodically goes on hunger strikes for up to 6 weeks for no apparent reason and is fine. Usually she is an eating machine but every now and then she just doesn't feel like it. Your olive may be doing the same.
I don't know where abouts you are located but down here in Vic it has been extremely cold the last few weeks, colder than usual. Even if where you are is still 'warm' by our standards, if the temperature is below average the snake may not be warm enough to digest and so will refuse food. They do this in the wild at this time of year and in your other thread you said it was kept outdoors.
4 weeks without food for a large snake is nothing to worry about. Attempting to force feed it is likely to cause it stress and do more harm than good.Before you criticize some one walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you're a mile away.................... And you have their shoes!!!
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Kodie are you sure your python is 2 metres long? The pics have gone. It looked smaller than that to me?Everyone criticizes the Salem Witch Trials, but we haven't had a witch attack in over 200 years. ~ Some bloke on twitter
- 11-Jul-12, 10:19 PM #39
ok..... so stop talking about force feeding a 2m olive and listen to everyones opion about a healthy 2m python being able to not eat for months with no issues !! and good luck tring to force feed a 2m olive any way.... it will literally reject anything you try to force down its throat as their muscle retention at that size will not allow you to.
On second thoughts from the pics on the last thread it does not look any where near 2m, but still at a sub adult size.... force feeding would be near impossible as said above.
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- 11-Jul-12, 10:22 PM #41
well your friend is hopeless just sayin
[QUOTE=kodie;2219973]i treat my animals like their my own kids....
You have kids?!
You just said you are keeping it outside in the middle of winter. Of course it isn't eating, wait until the weather warms up.11:55 PM [Tuatara] Grizz.. is a bear, isnt that a gay term?? I thought he might be with jay or something
- 11-Jul-12, 10:26 PM #43
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I know it can be stressful when it happens for the first time, I am a worrier and tend to freak out over little changes in behaviour/feeding patterns but it really will be fine for long periods without food.
Snakes are designed to be able to do that. My 4ft diamond hasn't eaten since April and has lost no condition at all. Just be patient.Before you criticize some one walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you're a mile away.................... And you have their shoes!!!
- 11-Jul-12, 10:29 PM #45
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