Chaos Rah (chaosrah) wrote in herpers,
Chaos Rah
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Male Hognose.. 6 months later..

Some of you may remember my post about the adult male western hognose I bought from someone at Repticon, and it never eating for me. Some of you gave me some good suggestions, I've gotten other suggestions elsewhere. Nothing has worked. I'm at the end of my rope with this snake. I don't want it to die, but I don't know what I can do. Anyone know anyone in South Florida experienced with western hognoses and their issues? I wouldn't mind giving him up to someone if they know what they are doing. I just don't want him to die. :(

As an aside, is it possible for a male to not want to eat because he's holding out for mating? His tank is close to my female's tank, could he maybe smell her?

I caught him striking at a live pinky mouse, but I think he was just scared of it wiggling around, he never grabbed it, and he never tried eating it. I haven't tried picking him up, I've been largely leaving him alone in case I was causing him any anxiety, since that was a suggestion that I might be stressing him out. If I needed him to go into a container for feeding, I would put the container near him and prod him in gently with my tongs.
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