Stimsons not eating....

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  1. Zipidee

    Zipidee Active Member

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    It's a really interesting question and one I've asked myself. Regardless of where an Antaresia species originally hails from, if it's multiple generations captive bred, would it develop behaviour patterns to align with it's new locality? In other words, would an Alice Stimmy born and bred in Sydney brumate where the same sub-species kept in Cairns might not???
     
  2. Snowman

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    It must to some degree. In the usa and uk they breed Australian pythons acording to their seasons. Which are complete opposite.
     
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    That's true...

    UPDATE - just like that - my Stimmy has switched off. He gobbled down his food last week, today, he's shown some interest, but basically isn't food motivated at all. I've left a mouse with him, but expect to find it still intact tomorrow morning. Will try again in a week, but I'd suggest he's slowing down for Winter already.
     
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