Ball Python Won T Eat?

What do I do if my ball python won't eat?

If your ball still doesn’t eat, try cutting the pre-killed prey open to expose the blood and entice your snake with the scent. Using long tongs, hemostats, or feeding forceps to dangle and wiggle the food in front of your snake can also be helpful, especially if your ball prefers eating live prey.

How Long Can ball pythons go without eating?

Adult ball pythons can go without eating for around six months (while still maintaining healthy body weight and growth rate). However, some have been known to refuse food for even longer. Baby ball pythons may also refuse to eat for some time, but typically this is only safe for a month or so.

When should I worry about my ball python not eating?

They can easily go months without eating.. This means you don’t need to worry right away if your ball python refuses a few meals. However, if they continue to refuse meals for several months or if they are showing other signs of illness, you should definitely consult with your veterinarian.

Will my ball python starve itself?

Re: Will a ball starve itself to death. A Ball will starve itself to death all the time if it doesn’t get the food it wants.