I have a texas albino corn snake which i have had for about 4 years currently its off its feed (hasnt accepted a mouse of any size for about 3 weeks) could it be broody or is there any other reasons it could be off its feed?
Other general questions is there anything else this snake will eat apart from frozen mice / rats? to vary its diet?
and how can i determine what sex it is?
Thanks in advance
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I have a texas albino corn snake which i have had for about 4 years currently its off its feed ... for about 3 weeks) could it be broody or is there any other reasons it could be off its feed?

It could be sick. Check for early signs of health issues. Also make sure the temp is proper for your breed of snake. Do you have belly heat? Proper humidity? Check all husbandry issues.
Other general questions is there anything else this snake will eat apart from frozen mice / rats? to vary its diet?

You could try any small rodents, but it isn't needed. They would be more expensive and not really be needed to vary the diet.
and how can i determine what sex it is?

You can pop or probe to check the sex. Unless you know what you are doing you can injure the snake.
Chad
Thanks i take it it is irregular for the snake not to feed for so long? it normally eats 2-3 times per week unless its shedding in which case it has a week off. I have a heater mat which is the same as it has always had and an external light source for viewing rather than heat.

There are no obvious signs of illness it seems quite happy roaming around the tank but simply refuses to eat
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Thanks i take it it is irregular for the snake not to feed for so long? it normally eats 2-3 times per week unless its shedding in which case it hasa week off.

You mean you feed him an adult mouse every two/three days?? That's way too much, once a week is more than enough.
You're corn probably has reached it's sexual maturity and beeing spring the mating season has other things to mind about than to eat. When my adult female corn ovulates, she'll refuse food and be very agressive and have a bloated belly. Then she starts eating again. The males instead won't eat anything for the entire season, they're off food since two months now. Nothing to worry, they've a good weight.
Anna
Thanks thats very reassuring so i should try feeding him towards the end of the month to see when its ready to eat and i will scale the food down in future
The males instead won't eat anything for the entire season, they're off food since two months now. Nothing to worry, they've a good weight.

Indeed. I have 3 male corns. One hasn't eaten for a few months. One is eating intermittently (one mouse a month or so), and the other isn't yet sexually mature and is still eating like a pig.
I also have sexually-mature male corn x grey rat hybrid (just under 7 feet long), who will eat anything, anytime, with extreme violence. I wish they were all like that. ;-)
I have a texas albino corn snake which i have had for about 4 years currently its off its feed ... for about 3 weeks) could it be broody or is there any other reasons it could be off its feed?

There are numerous medical reasons that could result in a decreased appetite, but consider the possibility that you've got a female that has eggs (the eggs take up so much space in her body that there is no room for food) or that you've got a male who is looking for love (in the spring, they can get very focused on sex and neglect feeding themselves).

A visit to a competent reptile vet can help to identify health issues, and will let you know if your snake has eggs. The vet can also "probe" your snake to tell if it is male or female.
Best of luck,
Luke

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The males instead won't eat anything for the entire season, they're off food since two months now. Nothing to worry, they've a good weight.

Indeed. I have 3 male corns. One hasn't eaten for a few months. One is eating intermittently (one mouse a ... under 7 feet long), who will eat anything, anytime, with extreme violence. I wish they were all like that. ;-)

I have a pair of 2 years now, who doesn't eat neither. They make me worry a little, because I consider them too young to go off food for mating (they are separated). I can't wait that they start again, the female is all hissy too right now and I'd like her to act normal again, can't touch her. Then I also have another couple of the same age who eats like pigs.
Anna
I feed my snakes every 7-10 days. Your snake is not hungry. Don't feed it for two weeks and see how it feeds then.
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