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Re: Rubber boa Still won't eat.


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Posted by Dexter6185 on March 31, 2003 at 22:54:22:

In Reply to: Re: Rubber boa Still won't eat. posted by clifford on March 30, 2003 at 17:15:31:

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::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.
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Male rubber boas actually only eat a few months out of the year. Your rubber boa may still be fasting, although mine certainly responded to the warm weather (he just nailed 5 pinkies the other day). Rubber boas are known to be somewhat troublesome feeders. A tip that I have come across several times is to hide the mouse in a crevise or beneath an object within the tank. This mimics hunting situation similar to that in the wild, and may trigger a feeding response. I have never actually had a problem feeding my rubber boa, so my advice may be of little help. What kind of setup have you provided?




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