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Re: Actually, I breed both Hogs and Rubber Boas....


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Posted by Hilbert on April 03, 2003 at 12:07:57:

In Reply to: Actually, I breed both Hogs and Rubber Boas.... posted by chrish on April 03, 2003 at 01:21:42:

I think that was the source of my feeding problem with the rubber boa: the snake I purchased was actually wild-caught when I was told it was CB. The guy I bought it from was dishonest, that makes me so mad.

:And I have to say that starting with cb stock, hogs are moodier about eating. Females of both species are pigs, males have their moments, but they don't need to eat every 7 days.

:My male Rubber Boa eats twice a month or so on average. My male hog has little eating spurts where he eats everything I offer, then he decides not to eat for a month. No big deal.

:Now with wild caught animals, Rubber Boas are probably tougher.

:With babies, rubber boas are more frustrating. I have never had that much trouble getting baby hogs to eat. Some treefrog/toad scented pinks, maybe a gentle force feeding occasionally.
:Rubber Boa babies are a different story for about the first 6 months. But if you are prepared to wait until spring, they usually figure out how to eat then.

:Both species just take patience. If you start with a wild caught male of either species, be prepared for frustration.
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