Pretzel still refusing food

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  1. Kirk1701

    Kirk1701 Active Member

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    Hi all,

    I wrote last week to check how soon after my spotted python rejected a feed (prey was too large) to feed again.

    I have tried twice since the first rejection, 4 days apart (with smaller food items). Both times he has gotten the food about 3/4 of the way down then spit it out. I really don’t know what’s going wrong.

    Nothing has changed besides the weather getting a bit colder. Temps in his enclosure are as of 1:00 today:

    Cold side: 19
    Warm side: 27
    Inside warm hide:32

    I don’t know if something is going on with his jaw maybe? It looks like there is a patch of scales on one side that’s maybe a bit raised? I tried to get photos but it’s hard.

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    Any ideas what could be going on?
    Should I offer food again in a couple of days? If so should I go back to the last size that he ate successfully?


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    How are you measuring those temps?? With a laser thermometer? (Recommended.)

    Not sure if this is your issue but my warm side is always 35-36° and my cool side is 23°. Mine is still eating, took a weaner 2 nights ago. To me, your temps just seem a bit cool for eager feeding responses.

    Hopefully there's nothing more sinister going on.
     
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    Yeah using a laser - I’ll bump my heating up a could of degrees


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    Still a cute little wiggle worm though. :D
     
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