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A Recent Rescue...

Discussion in 'Hog Island Boas' started by hoggy, Jul 2, 2013.

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  1. hoggy

    hoggy New Member

    A few months ago I rescued an adult female hog island boa. She is about 5 years old and eats likes champ, but there's two things that just don't seem right..
    1. She is wrinkly. I imagine this is probably something as simple as dehydration. Obviously the guy who owned her before me never let her have the luxury of water :mad: I've been soaking her in my bathtub regularly, as well as have a huge water bowl in her enclosure. She's in a lot better shape now, but the wrinkles are still pronounced especially around her head in the neck area. I've also been using baby oil - seems to be a temporary fix, sometimes.
    2. Her eyes are so tiny! They aren't big and round as a normal snake's are. The skin/scales around them almost looks as if there's a colony of mites living in there. She is mite-free, though.
  2. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    She is most likely dehydrated and underweight. A few months of feeding and a constant water supply should have her looking her best!
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