How long can a baby snake go without food

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  1. Chrisryan

    Chrisryan New Member

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    I have a baby childrens python and it hasn't eaten in 2 weeks, Im just wondering how long it should be before i start getting really worried.
    also when should i consider assist feeding?
     
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    Bl69aze Very Well-Known Member

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    They can go months, I’m fairly certain I’ve seen someone say they had a hatchling carpet go 5mths without taking a food item

    A well developed adult can go a year+
     
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    How long should I be presenting with food?
     
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    Hi, check your temperatures I don't know were you are but in Sydney for example we are coming up to winter & the temperature is dropping & if the temperatures are to low snakes will stop feeding
     
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    i agree but dont worry i think all will be alright as i think babies can last 2.5---4 months ish BUT DONT GO TRYING TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD ON HOW LONG YA PYTHON LIVES WITHOUT FOOD:D
     
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    My spotted hatchling was refusing food/hadn't eaten in almost 2 months (recently), I stopped offering him food for almost two weeks and left him completely alone and he ate a few days ago! Just be patient! Also be mindful of the temperature, he might be turning away food because its getting colder here.
     
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    I live on the Sunshine Coast and it’s getting to around 15 degrees around here recently, should I turn the thermometer up from 30 degrees to maybe 35?
     

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