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Posted by Stephen Allerton at 3/26/2017 11:02:40 PM

Percy is still off feed.  He refused a small rat Friday, so I fed it to Olympias, who took it happily.  It was her first, and weighed about 53 grams.

Hopefully Percy will come off his strike next week, now that it's starting to warm up here.  If he still decides to be a refusenik, I know where to turn for some appreciation ....

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George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 3/27/2017 7:19:35 PM  

I had one go 18 months. Just wait it out. And yeah it's always good to have a backup snake to take the refused meal.

Stephen Allerton,
Posted At: 3/28/2017 10:37:39 AM  

Yeah, this seems to be his seasonal behavior.  I've had him for 3 years, and he stops eating every Fall - early Spring. 

Lauren ,
Posted At: 3/28/2017 1:21:32 PM  

Like George, I have had some truly impressive feeding strikes in adult animals. Had a jungle corn go from February to July without eating. Have had many pythons go 4-6 months without eating. If they are not losing weight I try not to worry about it too much.

Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 3/29/2017 3:56:29 PM  

Patience! Reptiles are worse than toddlers when it comes to feeding.

Stephen Allerton,
Posted At: 4/1/2017 9:16:33 AM  

Thanks for the encouragement, but no worries.  I've been through this several years running....

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