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Posted by BillyBoy on May 09, 2003 at 16:37:17:

In Reply to: Red Tail boa not eaten in months, now looking grim posted by Piscivora on May 09, 2003 at 15:26:45:

What size is the snake? Has it EVER eaten on it's own? When you say "ambient at the other" what temp is ambient? Has it been to a vet for any kind of check up? Give us some more info. and maybe someone who has had a similar experience can help. Good luck, and at the very least, try and keep it hydrated with misting.

:I purchased a red tail boa that has not eaten now in months, and it is weak and laying on its side...I force fed it successfully one mouse about 2 weeks ago and I am going to do it again after this post. I just donít know what is wrong with her, but she is definitely looking bad the way some of her body is on its side. She almost looks like she is bent and doesnít want to/can not straighten. Also I just noticed how I could feel her bones crackle when I picked her up she is so weak. Does anyone know what is going on with her? And why she will not eat? I tried dead, alive, fresh stunned offerings with both rats and mice with no luck. Her cage substrate is the coconut bricks you add to water, I keep it relatively moist, and its temp is controlled to always be 80F at one end and ambient at the other. The water bowl is large enough for her to get in and it is changed weekly never going dry. The only light source is the indirect sunlight or overhead room incandescent lighting.





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