SW Hatchling - feeding advice

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    leannem1987 New Member

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    we bought a 11m old SWCP about 3 weeks ago. Had been eating weekly most regularly until we received & hasn’t since. Tank on 33 & 27 on cool end (small tank 30cm so hard to make a greater gradient with light above). When should I start to worry & any tips?

    Have blacked in sides, in secluded area of house, don’t handle & explores more at night, although coming out to bask more lately. At a loss as had bigger snakes previously.
     
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    SW's are normally very good feeders, what size are the rodents you are offering? You may have it too warm, they like to move to cooler spots.
     
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    It’s been having fuzzies last 4 feeds prior to us, but we have even tried pinkies lately to see if it works. He moves around abit from hot & cold, but is preferring hot spot now that he seems to be settling in.
     
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    Are you talking about mice or rats? Not sure how big he is but an almost 1 yr old SW should be on quite large mice or equivalent size rats, I would not feed pinkies even as a first meal to a just hatched SW, and not surprised he won't eat them.
     
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