HELP! Getting our darwin python hatchling to feed.

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  1. chloe.j.f

    chloe.j.f Not so new Member

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    Where are you located?


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    we had one she wouldnt use it, just avoided it
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    Yes
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    Coolum Beach
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    I will look for a better hide
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    We have a 1/2 coconut shell. Would that be ok for a hide?
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    I appreciate all your advice. Thank you all!
     
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    Honestly, half a coconut is one of the BEST hides :p just cut a little snippet out for an entry and bobs your uncle.

    I guess make sure it hasnt been treated with chemicals
     
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    Do you have separate thermostats for the heat mat and lamp? If so, the lamp is going to heat up the thermostat probe and shut it off while the ground is still cold, so the snake will not be able to get warm.

    The most important place to be measuring and controlling the temperature is ground level on the warm side, not suspended up in the air, because the snake can rest on the ground but can't hover up in the air near the ceiling.
     
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    Thank will do
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    The ground over the heat mat is 45,5 deg according to the gun
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    I will turn the lamp off and see what the mat holds
     
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    Which "coast" are you on?
     
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    45.5 will cook the poor thing :l, what happened to it cutting of at 33
     
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    its set to
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    I put the thermostat down to the base under the hide. when I check around with the gun its 35s, 34s around the area. The thermo say 35.
    45 is at the hole to the hide
     
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    If you are ever near the Gold Coast I am happy to give you some mixed sizes fuzzies/hoppers if it will help get it feeding.
     
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    Thanks mate, I appreciate that.
     
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    You need a smaller hide than that, so he can just squeeze into it


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    ah ok ill see what I can get. thx
     
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    Also stop all handling till she’s had 5 consecutive feeds


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    I will have some hoppers on Wednesday. hopefully they will stimulate her
     

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