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    Unhappy ribbon snake not eating

    im new to this site
    and i have a ribbon that hasnt eaten for a week any tips

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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    Wait another week.

    It's not uncommon for them to refuse food for a week, or several weeks for that matter. It's seasonal, too.

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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    Is he new and never eaten? Or has he just stopped eating? If he's stopped you got nothing to worry about, it happens a lot. They always have a reason.

    Remember they can go months without eating

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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    Welcome! Would love to see pictures of your snake. As stated before me, did you just get him or did he just stop eating for you?
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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    hey guys thanks for all the replies
    ill post pics when i find my camera
    and he's new
    i let him settle for a week but ive tried trout minnows worms and tapdoles and nthing.
    but im not new to snakes.
    my rat snakes an errctic feeder.

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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    Nice to have you on the forum.
    Give your snake some time and he/she will probably start before you know it.
    I'll be getting my first Ribbon snake in the next couple of weeks.
    It's an adoption/rescue snake.
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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    Thanks
    and thats cool
    what else should i try feeding him?

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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    guppies are the best food for ribbons. They're mostly fish eaters. But I think they eat other stuff too... dunno I only have garters.

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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSidedSPR View Post
    guppies are the best food for ribbons. They're mostly fish eaters. But I think they eat other stuff too... dunno I only have garters.
    Ribbons are garters.
    But I know what you mean.
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    Re: ribbon snake not eating

    I know but they eat a little differently. More fish-exclusive.

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