Agkistrodon Contortrix Contortrix

Agkistrodon Contortrix Contortrix

Postby poobsta » Mon May 14, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi there guys and girls I recently purchased a semi adult female southern copperhead. She hasn't fed since I got her. At first I thought it was just stress from her being moved to a new enclosure but it has continued for over a month. I may just be over stressing as she hasn't lost any condition and is still active. I have read on a few american forums that they go off their food sometimes during winter. So could anyone who has had experience with keeping these have had a the same problem? Also anything I should be keeping an eye out for that could lead to her not feeding? I'm posting this with my phone so can't upload any photos of her or her enclosure but will do so as soon as I get home. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Agkistrodon Contortrix Contortrix

Postby Van2 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:43 pm

Mine also stops feeding usually from May till August. You shouldn't worry to much if she doesn't lose any condition or if there's any obvious signs that something is wrong.

Do you heat her enclosure?
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Re: Agkistrodon Contortrix Contortrix

Postby poobsta » Mon May 14, 2012 8:47 pm

Ok thanks that's the answer I was looking for. Yes she is on heating
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Re: Agkistrodon Contortrix Contortrix

Postby Van2 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:51 pm

What are the temps inside the enclosure?
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Re: Agkistrodon Contortrix Contortrix

Postby Smeegle » Tue May 15, 2012 7:50 am

Van2 wrote:Mine also stops feeding usually from May till August.


Same here. Usually my dustbin snake, but stopped feeding about 3 weeks ago and now not interested at all.
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