i have had a corn snake for about three months and it feed well without problems about two weeks ago i got another from shop i let it setle in to its new viv and tried to feed it and it did not want to know so i left it a day and tried again after about 30 mins it took the mouse a week later she is still not taking food i was told by the shop where i got her that they feed them the same way i do and that some like small rats instead of large mice and told me to try a small rat instead can anyone help on this
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i have had a corn snake for about three months and it feed well without problems about two weeks ago ... rats instead of large mice and told me to try a small rat instead can anyone help on this thanks[/nq]I am assuming these are adult corns since you are talking small rats and large mice. What are the sexes of the corns? I have experienced many of my adult male corns not feeding consistently in the spring because it seems they only have one thing on their minds, and it ain't dinner. Are the snakes being housed together? Sometimes cohabitation will cause snakes to become stressed and they may not eat for a while. For the most part I wouldn't be too worried just yet.

You said it did eat once so its probably not a health issue. I would just give it time. If they are together make sure you separate them for feeding. Don't handle it too much until it gets into a steady feeding pattern. Also, are you feeding live, pre killed or frozen thawed. Make sure the temps are right. You have one feeding corn so you obviously know what to do with them, it's probably just an adjustment period and I wouldn't worry too much. Keep us posted and feel free to email me with any other questions.
Steve
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the one thats not feeding is a female i do split them for feeding but they do cohabitate but was thinking of getting another hide at weekend also not shure about the sex of the other one yet i have also got 3 bearded dragons a breeding pair and baby that i have had for yrs and i only just started with corn snakes the first corn i got was a rescue from someone who did not look after it too well and only took a week to settle in but i was told my female could take a couple of weeks to settle in so hoping its only this that is the problem as i would not want anything to happen to her
and thanks for your help
ok my corn has just fed tonight for the first time in a couple of months, he can be a *** to feed..but is fine, he lives with 2 much older Bairds rat snakes and has done for a couple of years, big differance in size but all get on fine..
some times all of my snakes miss a feed, and as the other said, as soon as the spring weather warms up, they go off food and just want sex.

If the snake is alert etc, as normal, then dont worry, just try feeding, or leaving the food in overnight, but if doing that seperate the snakes