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Large Hisser stays fat but always hungry


Keith
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One of the male hissers I raised since birth is 2 and he has always been the largest of the bunch. However it's strange because he is twice the size of the rest, and his abdomen has always been very large. He is fairly lazy but otherwise normal. Except eating, he always is hungry and devours food until literally it feels like his stomach will burst that's how swollen it gets! It reminds me of obesity or an eating disorder.

Any idea what causes this, whatever it is isn't fatal.

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  • 2 months later...

Maybe you should feed him less food. Some animals will eat as much of available food as they can. In the wild, the animal doesn't know when the next meal will be available, so it'll eat as much as it can whenever it can. Meaning that if you feed it more food, he's going to eat larger portions.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Maybe you should feed him less food. Some animals will eat as much of available food as they can. In the wild, the animal doesn't know when the next meal will be available, so it'll eat as much as it can whenever it can. Meaning that if you feed it more food, he's going to eat larger portions.

The rest in the same tank don't eat as much so it's not a survival tactic.

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