1yr old Costal Carpet Python won’t eat.

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  1. ivy rose

    ivy rose New Member

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    My little Costal Cartpet Python hasn’t eaten in 2 weeks, she usually is eager to feed every Sunday but has refused the past two weeks. I originally though she might of been shedding but hasn’t? I’m a little worried any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    Don’t worry untill a month or 2 no feeds! What are you feeding it?

    Don’t bother trying to feed every week as this will possibly waste food.

    Tips,

    Place the food in a zip baggy and put in WARM water for about 10minutes then try feed.

    Squeeze the nose a little bit so blood comes out, this will increase the smell.

    Try leaving it on top of the hide or somewhere in enclosure overnight :)
     
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    I’m feeding her 1 fuzzie, and thank you I will be trying this!
     
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    Fuzzy rats? That’s a bit small in my opinion
     
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    How can you judge it to be small when there is no mention of the age or size of the snake?

    Sorry I just saw the age in the title.
    The size is definitely what we need to determine food size though.

    @ivy rose What size is your snake?
     
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    --- Automatic Post Merged, Feb 16, 2018, Original Post Date: Feb 16, 2018 ---
    She’s quite small, it won’t let me post a photo but I asked the breeder and she said that fuzzies are good for her size. I have another question I just bought her aspen snake bedding am I able to put her heat mat under the bedding?
     
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    No you can't put heatmats inside enclosures. They are designed to go underneath glass enclosures only.
    Putting them anywhere else creates a very serious fire risk.
    If you want something for inside your enclosure you need to get either a heatcord and sandwich it between two tiles or setup a light fitting with a suitable sized bulb.
    Please take this advice very seriously, you are putting yourself and anyone else in your home in grave danger if you don't.
     
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    OKay thank you!!
     

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