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Posted by SPReptile on March 12, 2003 at 17:34:50:
In Reply to: Pic Of my Female W. Hognose and a question posted by jusmebabe on March 12, 2003 at 12:30:36:
I too have a female, probably the same size, that I took out of hibernation 2-17. She was very thin because last year she stopped feeding in mid sept. She too drank and drank and after a day of soaking gained good weight that she kept on. She ate finally mar.7th. A thawed wean mouse. Most of my other females had to be enticed with scented items thier first meal but she did not. She ate another one yesterday evening.
Another thing you might try is seperating them to feed. Some of my animals are so shy that they won't eat if they feel they are being watched by myself, another snake, etc. Other ones just don't care.
Hope this info helps:I bought her a 2 weeks ago. The person i bought her from (lives in PA. I live in Ca.) said she was being cooled since Dec 1st. My question is should she feel sluggish as in waking up from a deep sleep? I see her drinking like no tomorrow but didn't take her food. The male as eaten like a pig and active. They are kept in 12 quart rubbermaid containers with a heat pad on the bottom back. Temp is approx. 85f in the front with a 60 watt black light on the side for a small temp lift (female only). Does this occur with W. hognose when taken out of cooling? Thanx for any info you have to offer...