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 #2211426


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So you all might have seen my post about the mites... So far I havent seen them back but we’ll see how that goes.....
Now another question..... Is it common for burms to go off feed during the winter season???.... Last year they didn’t but they were not even a year old yet but this year the 2 burms that are now over a year have only had 1 meal over the entire winter.
Now my albino who is just under a year is still pounding back food and is actually catching up in size cause she eats everything and anything i give her...

So again my main question is Do burms go off feed during winter???

Thanks Guys/Ladies



03/25/11  02:02pm

 #2211604


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its normal for alot of snakes to go off feed around now because of breeding so dont worry about it. you probably have your males and females in the same are like most of us and they know its breeding time so give it some time and they will eat again no worries unless you see them getting real thin my buddy has a retic that only eats in the summer months ever year weird i know.



03/27/11  12:36am

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  Message To: BigBoyzBoids   In reference to Message Id: 2211604


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ok thanks.... i have had many snakes but only ever had my ball pythons not eat in the winter.... this is the only other species that hasnt eatin for me..... but i’ll continue to be patient.... thanks again



03/27/11  08:37pm

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no problem i was wondering the same thing when my retic went off feeding but my buddy where i got him and breeds says alot of times they will go off feed for breeding season and just on odd occasions and not to worry about it unless they start loosing body mass. right now i have 2 bloods and 2 burms and a retic that wont eat



03/28/11  12:28am

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With all this being said i was watching tv and noticed my male burm wondering around a lot.. thought he might be hungry so i threw in a rat and he smashed it right away.... then when he was done figured id try another one and aain right away........ I guess i spoke too soon....lol


Oh and when i say i threw in a rat yes it was live.... All my other snakes take f/t but for some reason my male wont even touch it..... no matter how long i starve him... believe me i’ve tried



03/28/11  02:22am

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  Message To: Phoenix23   In reference to Message Id: 2211751


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my female is like that weve starved her but she wont touch a frozen thawed for the life of her. my other 2 will eat prekilled and the male eats anything literally. im in the process of starting to breed rabbits for feeders for them they eat to many rats lol



03/28/11  12:47pm

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  Message To: BigBoyzBoids   In reference to Message Id: 2211795


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ya i used to breed rats...still do kinda but not much.... they are smelly.... Dont think i’ll ever do rabbits...i just buy them now...kinda sucks cause they cost $12 each... if i’m lucky i can get them for $9....



03/29/11  02:14am

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Bite the bullet and go to rodentpro if u order enough it makes it worth the order cause of the shipping but I spent time doing the math of all the ways to get food and that’s ur best bet



03/29/11  10:11am

 #2211990


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its kinda hard to do rodentpro when you have a finicky eater that only eats live or fresh killed i have 3 snakes that way. i have tried frozen feeders from four different sources have let them go and not be feed for a little and offer feed and everything but nothing works. thats why i breed them



03/29/11  02:50pm

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Man am I glad I cruised over here...my 10 foot dwarf Retic hasn’t eaten since 10/15/10....am I relieved to here what you all talked about. Was really beggining to worry. Although he ate like a champ from June to Oct he stopped cold and the trabbits I started breeding out grew him ....LOL. Sold them and started fresh with some in the oven for mid April.

He used to eat 3 ex ex large rats per sitting ...raise those too out back of the house. W@hat really blows my mind is that he shed 3 more times during the fast...
waiting anxiously

thx for sharing

Cp



04/03/11  04:54am


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