Striking Stimmie! Help!

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  1. Michelle Ramsay

    Michelle Ramsay New Member

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    Ok so we got a Stimson python (6 yrs old) roughly 6 months ago. She has always been handled and fed every 2 weeks. She had a rough shed a couple of weeks ago and since that she ate as normal, but she is striking at the glass and bit/attacked my 10 yr old daughter when she was filling up her water and spraying her humidity box. She has always been calm and placid and all of a sudden changed. Can anyone help as to why this could of happened?
     
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    Sounds like she’s hungry for bigger food after she’s grown out of her pyjamas
     
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    Sounds like the recent heat wave has effected her food response. What prey item and what size do you feed?
     
  4. Michelle Ramsay

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    She has an adult mouse every 10-14 days. This schedule was what the previous owners did so we have just continued.
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    Yeah from what I have read it says every 7-10 days so am going to up the food intake.
     
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    Judge the feeding on the look of the snake. If you have a long-established feeding regime and the snake looks overweight, feed less often or smaller feeds. If it looks too skinny, feed more often or larger feeds. Post a picture if you want some feedback :)
     
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    Looks pretty good! :) If you want to breed her you could put a little extra condition on maybe, or if not, that's not a bad weight. Perhaps if anything just a couple of extra feeds some time before you stop feeding for the winter, but not too much. Keep an eye on it, if it goes up or down you can adjust feeding accordingly.
     

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