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Sand Boa Hasn't Eaten In 3 Months

Discussion in 'Boas' started by Omniarc, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Omniarc

    Omniarc New Member

    So a friend bought a Sand Boa from a breeder roughly 3 months ago and hasn't been able to get him to eat since getting then, and roughly 3 weeks ago she gave him and his set-up to me so I could try.

    His set-up is kind of basic, and Ive since then replaced things in hopes of solving the problem but still nothing. I'll list below what he had and what he now has

    -Had black sand, Replaced it with ZooMed Aspen Snake bedding
    -Had a 50w light producing bulb, Replaced it with a 75w Ceramic bulb

    I've tried feeding him f/t pinkies and I've done everything I can think of with them. I've wiggle'd it, brained it, bled it, fed him outside his container, fed him inside his container, dipped the pinkies in both chicken broth and tuna, offered smaller parts of the pinkie.

    I'm at a loss for what I should do. This is my first snake and I'm not sure what else can be done, though I'm sure there is plenty more.
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  2. Omniarc

    Omniarc New Member

    Also what he's in in the pics isn't his home. He's in a 10g set-up, that container is just what I put him when I have him out and what I try to feed him in.
     
  3. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Post some pics of her home, and temps and humidity info. (btw the analog guage you have there won't be accurate, you need a digital one)
     
  4. Owen Baranoski

    Owen Baranoski Well-Known Member

    Have you tried live pinkies or fuzzies? Live is sometimes the key. Also, how big around is your snake?
     
  5. Omniarc

    Omniarc New Member

    The temps are 95/80-85 on the hot and cold sides, humidity stays around 20-25%.

    And im currently trying to find a vendor that sales life but its turning up no results
     
  6. SomeLizardsInABucket

    SomeLizardsInABucket Well-Known Member

    Something that i had luck with was offering different food. If you're offering rats, you could try mice, or vise versa. You could also try leaving a f/t in the cage and covering it, then leaving the room or running errands for a while.
     
  7. Owen Baranoski

    Owen Baranoski Well-Known Member

    Try online. That's your best bet
     

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