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Posted by clifford on March 30, 2003 at 17:15:31:
In Reply to: Rubber boa Still won't eat. posted by rudedogsurfrat on March 30, 2003 at 09:56:30:
I got a trio last year from a friend that were in really bad shape. One of the female's was too far gone to save, but the other two bounced right back after I found Ryan's site and started using his tips.
Mine started eating again for the year around three weeks ago (after a number of months refusing food). The three things that worked best for me back when they weren't feeding were: barely piercing the skull of the thawed pink with a razor blade, putting the snake in a very small, tight container (yogurt cups work great for this), and leaving them alone without much light for an hour or two.
I don't think mine fed for my friend the whole time he had them, now the female actually takes hoppers right from my fingertips in their enclosure (a small sweaterbox). The male is still pretty shy, but feeds great using the yougurt containers (and no braining anymore). I keep them at room temps (68-75) at all times.
:Got him last summer and he ate the first week. Only one pinkie split brained in a deli cup. He spent all winter fasting and still won't eat. It is getting warmer out there. Any ideas on how to get it to eat. I put multiple pinks in there. I split brain, and did everything on the Hoyer website.