Spotted Python won't eat but acts like she is hungry?

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    DatBoi21 New Member

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    ive got a 9-10 month old spotted python and shes a sweetheart but recently shes been having some feeding issues where at first it just took like 40 mins for her to actually eat then she started eating good and now shes just like eh nice food you got, ill just lick it then slither away. all of her temps are good, humidity is fine, the gradiate is on point, she has a hide on the cool side of her tank, but for some reason she just kinda sniffs the food then stares at it for a few seconds then backs off as if offended by it lmfao
     
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    Have you tried leaving the rat in the tank for abit?
     
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    i left a hopper in there for a night and it was beat up the next day as if the snake tried to eat it or just attacked it then went about her usual hideing under the bedding or her hide lifestyle like nothing happend, and shes never aggresive towards me, always soft never tense, and shes only bit me once in the chin when she was a baby x'DD
     
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    Mhm, hopper rat or mice? Has she been eating fine with that same size food? Is the food thawed properly and a little bit hot? Maybe just try next week
     
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    Has anything changed with the python's enclosure? Position of tank, heating, etc?
     
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    shes been in the same tank all her life so far same setup just every so often i change her bedding out with fresh bedding.

    shes a live feeder only, shes only taken down one hopper and then got alittle freaked out when they actually struggled, so this time i got her two decent fuzzies to compensate size wise and she just bit one and slithered off as if nothing happend
     
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    Have you tried frozen / thawed??
     
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    Personally, if your python is in good health, I would wait a month or so, and then offer a frozen/thawed prey. Ideally it is better if you can get it off the live food. The delay should make it hungry.
     
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    As @pinefamily suggested, if there is nothing suggestive of some sort of medical condition i.e. a RI and the snake is in good physical condition then there will be no problem with not feeding it for a month or 6 weeks and then offer it a frozen/thawed Hopper Rat, if it is really hungry then after that amount of time it should be ready to eat the crutch out of a rag doll, if it does not take it then wait a week and then try something a little smaller, but the sooner you get it off live food the better for all concerned as it is only a matter of time before something goes wrong

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