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Just mated Male Snakes won't eat


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Posted by JonBratta on May 03, 2003 at 15:44:48:

In Reply to: Just mated Male Snakes won't eat posted by JonBratta on May 03, 2003 at 15:28:12:

I just read down a bit and see the problem is fairly common.

The strange thing for me is that the King is very aggessive when he is hungry.....I used to have to feed him before he could be handled, just to settle him down, as he had a voracious sppetite...he now acts the same way, except he won't eat the food....unless it is alive

How long should I expect them to be fussy about the feeding???

Thanks!!!


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.

:Thanks......Jon
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