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Posted by JonBratta on May 03, 2003 at 15:28:12:
I have a male CA King, and a male Nelsons Milk who have been around Female Smakes, and the King mated with a female King. They both stopped eating around the same time. After the mating, I removed both from the stack of divided cages they live in and put then in different rooms from the females to see if they would eat.
Both have been extremely reliable F/T eaters their whole lives, and just reached breeding size. After a month of no eating, I tried live and they took 2 each, two weeks later they still refuse F/T, but I am sure would take live. The King has tried to eat my hand, shirt, daughter etc..but refuses to acknowledge his once favorite F/T as food. The Milk is much less aggressive, he probes the F/T but won't eat them.
Any suggestions, I really do not want to go through the hassles of live, when all my snakes readily accept F/T.