I write this unable to sleep, after having tried yet again without success to feed my little Seraphina. I've had her since April, and she has never once eaten or shown any interest in eating. I've called everyone I can, had people I know calling people, called the pet shop (they were NO help), looked online, and only found discouraging information. Some baby corn snakes do not eat, it's as simple as that. They hatch and they seem fine in every respect, like Seraphina - she's active, curious, friendly, and adorable - and they sell these snakes who don't know they have to eat. Some basic instinct is lacking that would make them eat rather than starve to death.
She is getting very thin; she does not seem distressed, she's still so active and curious about everything; the vets around here have no experience with snakes, and my options are very limited as to how far I can take her and how much I can afford to spend, given the sad fact that she simply is not interested.
Jake and I have tried everything, even the crazier things. I find it incredibly painful to see this, but from breeders' information (multiple sources), there is nothing to be done. They tell me she should never have been sold to me, but a fat lot of good THAT does. Besides, I don't believe it was a mistake that I chose her; she has been a delight in the time we've had her, and I have learned a great deal.
Some male moths hatch without mouths, so they can't eat; they live their brief lives and die, and this is how nature designed it. I am trying to take that philosophical viewpoint, but when you're attached this is a terrible thing.
I'm not even sure what to ask for as far as good wishes or prayers; it is so hard to know what I should do.