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When was the last time he has eaten?
When was the last shed?
Has the snake ever been handled?
How old is the snake?
You should be able to hold the BP with no problem holding him. Being the change of seasons, he may not for several months to almost a year. It is not unusual for snake to become more lazy during the winter months and to go off feed. handling the BP will not be a problem. You should be feeding in a separate container when you do feed as this way the snake does not associate the tank with feeding and will help keep the snake form striking at you when you put you hands in. You can even use a brown paper bag to feed in. Never leave the mouse in longer than 1/2 hours and if not eaten, then remove it. The mouse can injure the snake if left in. You can try every two weeks to feed the snake, but if the snake does not eat do not be surprised. If the snake starts loosing weight, then at that time you want to see a Herp Vet for an examination. Joan