HELP! – My pet has stopped eating

It can happen in the best families… Fido or Felix won’t touch their food. Or the pet guinea pigs suddenly stop eating. Vets from Maxi Zoo explain how pet owners should interpret this and what to do about it.

No worries over reptiles

Reptiles, on the other hand, have quite different reasons why they stop eating – they, most notably, can fast for a longer periods no problem. Snakes can just as easily live together with their prey as well as want to devour it. That’s when it’s often advisable to remove the feed animal because it’s more likely to do damage to the apparently defenceless snake. Snakes avoid eating  before they start to cast their skin or shortly before winter hibernation. But other situations are also conceivable. Before you start worrying, just remember: your pet is quite capable of surviving for several months without food.
Call into your local store today to discuss your reptile’s personal needs with our Maxi Zoo Pet Experts.