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RE: Rosy Boa not eating?

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Posted by: jeffg46 at Sat Apr 3 22:09:32 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jeffg46 ]  
   

I have a male a little over 2 yrs old. Last year he went off food on Sept 10th and didn't eat again until Jan. Despite that he gained 10 grams. This year he stopped eating Sept 12th and still hasn't eaten. He does the same as your, kills the food and just leaves it. I've tried a small mouse and and a small fuzzy rat. Before Sept he was eating FT mice well. This year he has lost some weight, but less than 10g. I did turn the heat down, so as to reduce his metabolism while he was not eating, but have turned it back up since Jan when I expected him to start again. I have it around 90-95 on the hot side and about 80 on the cool side, using a heat mat.

Anyway, since he is probably sexually mature now (at least closer), I guess he'll just go longer until he eats again. He is very active, but I guess that is normal. I'm just glad someone else out there was caught off guard by this (not that I want anyone else to have issues with their snake). It's good that yours is eating again. Who knows when mine will see fit?

Good luck.

Jeff


   

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