Hi, was looking for some advice. I have 11 snakes, most feed all the time with only shedding being the time when one or two of the collection don’t eat (most will still eat the day before shedding). However, I have a young corn snake that only eats about 2/3 meals. I’ve tried all kinds of ways to encourage a higher acceptance rate, but she refuses. Its a little odd, because my male corn snake eats like a pig and would eat every day if I offered it and they’re kept in identical conditions.
I only offer food once a week to the girl at the same time. I use to offer her a large pinkie but she refused to eat for four weeks. I then offered her two small pinkies which she ate happily. But since then she is randomly eating. Sometimes she’ll eat both small pinkies, sometimes one and then sometimes none at all.
I’m not adverse to changing feeding routines to suit the snake. I’ve got a house snake that won’t eat if I’m in the room and a hognose that will only eat if his dinner is placed on a plate (snakes can be weird sometimes).
Is there a way to improve her feeding success rate? I was hoping to use her for a breeding project, so any advice would be good.