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    my thamnophis don't eat

    hi everybody!greetings from Italy.I have a problem,I have 3 thamnophis,1.1sirtalis and 0.1sauritus.sauritus and sirtalis are in 2 different cage.they don't eat anymore.I'm trying with fish worms turkey chicken but they don't wanna eat.there are 25C in the cage,they eated the last time 3 week ago,what should do?the male sirtalis weight is the same,the female one is changed by 40g to 34g.I'm very warried .please help.

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    Re: my thamnophis don't eat

    It's probably not yet time to all-out panic. When you say that you tried fish, are you using live or filet?

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    Re: my thamnophis don't eat

    i'm using frozed-thawed fish.they eated it everytime.

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    Re: my thamnophis don't eat

    Have you had a weather change or going to have one?
    3 weeks isn't that long a time.
    I have snakes go off food like that from time to time.
    I agree with Mike. Not time of an all-out panic.
    What are their attitudes like. Active, alert, tongue flicking, drinking water?
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    Re: my thamnophis don't eat

    It seems like your temps could be a bit warmer. Do you keep it warm on one side of the tank and cold on the other? Do you allow the temperature to drop at night? I would try to keep your temperature between 27-30 degrees C on the warm side and around 24 degrees C on the cool side during the day...and then let your temperature drop to about 19-22 degrees C at night. The cooler temperature that you have in your tank now may be why they are not eating. Try increasing your temperatures and see if that helps...make sure that they have a warm side and a cool side though. Garters need a temperature gradient to thermoregulate.
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