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Sand boa not eating!!!

Discussion in 'Rosy Boas & Sand Boas' started by austinpetemo, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. austinpetemo

    austinpetemo New Member

    On October 20th i bought a nice sized sand boa, she is about 17 or so inches. I gave it several days after bringing her home to attempt feeding. I used a frozen fuzzy mouse that i thawed by sticking its bag in hot water for 15 minutes. She refused to eat it. She has still refuse and despite my trying every few days, there is no luck. I finally found a source of live food, which is what the store I had bought her from (not in my local area) fed her. She still hasnt eaten the live pinkie and shows no interest. It has been over a month, and im really worried. she shed 2 weeks ago so i dont think that that is the case as her shed went over well. She remained pretty fat looking, but i can see that slowly starting to go away. Im really concerned and need advice. Ive attempted putting her in a box with the pinkie and leaving it dark, no dice. Ive tried wiggling the dead ones, and even the live ones in front of her with no luck either.
  2. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    Do you know her age? I don't have a Sand boa but I do have a Rosy and from my understanding, they get roughly about the same size and mine is about 2 1/2 feet long and over 5 years old. It is possible your boa is going through winter fasting, many snakes do this. Mine goes off of food anywhere from July/August to around February/March depending on what he decides, he has done this to me ever since I got him (he came to me as an adult).

    Also, how are you housing her? Enclosure, substrate, temps, etc. You can always get a scale to weigh her and make sure she isn't losing weight.

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