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RE: Another thing to consider......


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Posted by Rob Lewis on April 24, 2003 at 20:45:19:

In Reply to: RE: Another thing to consider...... posted by metalshrek on April 23, 2003 at 22:57:56:

My males usually go through their first fast at about 90 grams. I have had them get to that size in as little as 18 months, sometimes it takes a little longer. If your male is two years old, my guess would be that he is just being a male fasting. Of course, I know nothing about your set up so I am assuming that all other parameters are correct. I would just keep an eye on his behavior and weight and give it a little more time before worrying. When I first started keeping Kenyan's, the hardest thing for me was not panicking when they did not eat. The I learned that, particularly for males, it is just something they do and they really do not need a lot of food. Feel free to e-mail if you have other questions or need additional info. Hope this helps.

Rob

:Really? mine IS a male, but not mature really at all. Maybe 9-10 inches long. he might not be as mature as yours are. What do you think?

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::You said "he" in your post and that he was about 2 years old. It may be that he is just going through a fast that mature male sand boas go through. Mine all fast at this time every year. Each one is different with the duration but they all fast right around now. I have one male that will not eat from March to September without fail. In fact, if I can get 10 meals in him in a year it is a great year. If all other conditions are OK, I would just keep offering periodically. He will come around.

::Rob

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