I’m glad the UK has pretty strict laws covering native reptiles.
All our wild reptiles are protected by law and it’s illegal to intentionally kill or harm them. Our most endangered snake, the Smooth Snake, is also covered by additional laws that make it illegal to posses, handle or disturb them in any way. The maximum penalty for breaking these laws is a £5000 fine and/or 6 months in jail per animal!
little-miss-poisonous asked: Have you heard of an appetite stimulant for reptiles? I need to get y baby red tail eating and ive been looking into it. Most of the reviews on it are decent. Do you think its safe? I don't want to risk hurting my baby :(
I am not sure which appetite stimulant you are talking about as there are a few on the market. While it probably is not going to hurt I would try to find out why the snake isn’t eating in the first place. Make sure your husbandry is perfect: heat, lighting, hides, water, substrate, etc. and if it all is next find out what and how often it was eating prior to you owning it (if you bought it from somewhere). Sometimes you can try scenting prey items with other prey by rubbing a mouse with a baby chick for example. You can also try decapitating mice or rats and just feeding heads, pithing them and then feeding, feeding different colored prey, offering smaller sizes than you think is needed. If none of those things work I would get your snake to a reptile veterinarian for a health checkup to make sure everything is alright.