Lazy snake!

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  1. SamGrace

    SamGrace Not so new Member

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    Hey guys,

    so I have an 18 month old Darwin carpet, and he's really placid. When I go to feed him, he just kinda starts eating. He doesn't strike anymore, and sometimes doesn't even coil. Does this mean anything? Is it bad?

    sam.
     
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    Grogshla Very Well-Known Member

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    yes its fine
     
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    my spotty does the same, usually it just means that they probably wouldn't survive in the wild. If he is still feeding then you have nothing to worry about.
     
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    A lot of older snakes with placid temperaments tend to do this...
     
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Usually means they are overfed and aren't that hungry to begin with.Try not feeding it for a month or so and see the difference.
     
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    psh my SWC is so lazy i open her enclosure to let her roam around or do what ever, 3 hrs later i go oh crap i left that open, go look and she just looks at me barely moved a muscle, not the first time its happened either
     
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    That's not a snake is it? Salt water croc? If I'm right, THAT'S AWESOME!! What sort of license do you need for them? Where do you get them?
     
  8. Trimeresurus

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    Guessing he means south western carpet.

    Don't think salties are able to be kept in WA, but I know in Vic all it requires is an advanced license.
     
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    I wish Moose was a little more placid when it came to feeding time - he leaps so hard at the prey item that if i'm not quick enough in opening the enclosure to position the rat, he will strike and fly out of his enclosure, rat and all!
     
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