When your snake is not eating
properly or does not go after it's food when time
to feed, there may be a problem. The important thing to do
is to watch your snakes behaviour. It can be as simple as
an item in the habitat stresing the snake, or something as
bad as a disease.
If you are housing snakes together, seperate them. Sometimes
multiple snakes can stress each other out. Stress is a large
concern for the health of snakes, and reptiles in general.
Stress also plays a large role in the feeding habits of snakes.
Temperature and lighting play significant roles as well.
Snakes need to thermoregulate, and keeping the temperature
at the proper levels for your snake is needed. If they can
not thermoregulate properly, they may not be able to
digest their food properly. The humidity of the enclosure
also plays a role here. Check all the temperature and humidity
Make sure your snake is not shedding. Snakes rarely eat when
they are in their shedding stage. If your snake is a female,
there is also the possibility that your snake is gravid.
You will want to have the snake checked out to make sure because
if it is in fact gravid it will need to be looked at as soon
If everything else fails, take your snake to the vet. You
should be doing this anyway, to catch any problems that may
arise, and to keep your snakes healthy and happy.