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Posted by GregH on April 01, 2003 at 10:35:26:

Hi All,

I have a question about my 9 month old male Indigo. In the past 2 months I posted that his blue cycle seemed to be lasting WAY too long. The common consensus was to increase the temps. This I did (one side around 70 and the other side around 75-80). Since then his shedding cycle has decreased in amount of time and he is eating pretty well also. So it seems that the increase in temps helped with this issue.

But one thing I have noticed in the past 3 or so weeks is that he is not active at all anymore. When I feed him, the mouse will lay in there for 30-45 minutes or so and he won't even bother. The last several times I have had to literally get in his cage and remove him from his hide so that he knows there is actually food laying in the cage. This actually seems to be working to get him to eat because once I leave him and come back within 15 minutes or so the mouse is gone. So, as everyone keeps talking about these guys being SO ACTIVE, is my snake going against the grain of the Indigo? Is this normal for a 9 month old Indigo? He doesn't come out of his hide at all except to peek his head out on occasion. He is also extremely nervous still at this point, which I expected to change by now. Dan Felice once told me not to tip-toe around my snake but if I don't I would never see him.

One more thing, I haven't handled him a whole lot, should I maybe handle him more often to get him less nervous? How often should I handle him?

Thanks for any tips,

Greg



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