Hello. I posted awhile back when I rescued a Red Tail Boa from outside my apartment complex. He has been doing rather well until last week. My intent has been to sell him once he is rehabilitated and I have the time to arrange the sell. I will be the first to admit his enclosure is not the best and I haven't been the best owner (for this I am not proud but please don't beat me up over it). His enclosure is a little small and needs to be cleaned something fierce (20 Gal take, old ash bedding - I have been meaning to clean it out just haven't been able to do it), he doesn't have adequate light or heat (heating rock I had laying around and a spare lamp with a fluorescent bulb, small water bin,). I have made a few changes in an attempt to make his enclosure better (larger water dish changed as often as I remember). Again I repeat I haven't been the best due to school and my wife is afraid of him because he bit her once so she won't even go near him. I need to change his water more often, clean his take, add better heat sources, etc. I know I need to do better. My concern is that last week (Friday) was his feeding day. I went to feed him and realized he was in a shedding cycle and was 1-2 days from shedding. I decided to change his water, clean some waste and let him be for a few days. Unfortunately I didn't get around to being able to sit down and feed him until today. Normally he eats very well both live and frozen mice. He won't even bite at the mice he literally draws back. I pulled him out to examine him and his skin is kind of pale and brittle feeling (when I run my hand along his back I can feel the scales catching on my skin, normally he is pretty smooth), his skin wrinkles when he turns and he seem lethargic and low on energy. Note it has been 2 weeks since he has eaten and I haven't seen him drink water in awhile. I'm very concerned as he has never been like this in the 3ish months I have had him. I have checked online and he doesn't have any symptoms that I can say are 100% a particular disorder. He has never vomited or anything, his bowel movements have been somewhat regular throughout me owning him and he is usually very full of energy. My thoughts: 1) Weather change. It has started getting rather cold outside and subsequently in the house (my wife and I are trying to save some money so we haven't turned on the heat) and I know his tank is low on heating. Maybe he needs more heat? 2) The last two batches of mice (frozen - same purchase) have both been awkward smelling (stronger smell than usual frozen mice) and they didn't look as good as usual. Could he be just rejecting them because they are nasty? I'm going to pick up a live mouse (I know they arn't recommended but I have had luck in the past and I keep my eyes open). Any help is appreciated. Please do not judge me for being a poor owner. I feel bad about it already. What should I do? I have some spending money that I can throw at him to make things a little better and if necessary I would be willing to find a vet to look at him.