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Finn. S

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I've had my Children's Python for just over 3 years now, and recently he hasn't been eating as much as he used to. He is three years old, never had any infections of any kind (I regularly check), his enclosure has a suitable temperature and humidity, multiple hiding areas, and I recently upgraded his enclosure to a bigger size as he had far outgrown his old one, he's been in this one for about two months now and has previously eaten food in it, also he is currently not in shed, his last shed was over a week ago. The last time I fed him was about 18 days ago, it was a hopper rat.

At this point I'm not sure why he isn't eating, my only estimates are that he's growing older and thus eating less, as snakes do when they get older, or that he just doesn't like hopper rats, which might be a stretch but I do remember that I used to feed him adult mice and he'd always take those.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

mayrinarasauce

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I think your theory is right about him aging, don't worry if snakes stop eating for a while, its usually normal behaviour :D

Also, is it winter there? they usually don't eat very much in winter, a kind of 'hibernation'
you could double check if the temperature in the mice is too low, but otherwise that snakes seems in perfect order.

Try feeding him again in a week or whenever his next feeding day is a minimum week from now, he may feel up to it then.
 

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If at my age I was still eating as much as I ate when I was in my early 20s, I'd be one of those morbidly obese folks getting around on a mobility scooter. Your snake has now been mature for some time and his growth has mostly stopped, so he's just doing the normal thing, like me, instinctively avoiding hideous obesity.
 

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If at my age I was still eating as much as I ate when I was in my early 20s, I'd be one of those morbidly obese folks getting around on a mobility scooter. Your snake has now been mature for some time and his growth has mostly stopped, so he's just doing the normal thing, like me, instinctively avoiding hideous obesity.
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