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Iv had a corn snake for about a year. It was eating one fuzzy mouse 2 times a week. But for the past 4 weeks she has refused to eat. her tank is at 80 and theres multiple hideouts in the tank. Is it normal for her to just not want to eat or could she be sick ?

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Hello Jennifer,

Your corn snake is around a year or slightly older?
Sometimes during the wintertime, they will somewhat slow down on their eating.  They don't really brumate per say, but can slow down & not eat as much.  
Is her weight good or is she losing weight right now?
Has she gone to the bathroom also?
What substrate is she on, could she be impacted or not?
How long has she been on this particular eating regime?
If her weight is good, she can technically go for months without eating & be just fine.  
You could increase her warmer end to around 85 to help with digestion since it is getting cooler now.

If you have a picture of her, please post it just so I can see her condition & of the tank, also.

Thanks.
Tracie

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Tracie Kretzschmar

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I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.

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I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

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I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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