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RE: need help with rosy boa

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Posted by: markg at Wed Feb 2 14:33:35 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

How are you heating the tank?

Also, with this snake having moved homes 2-3 times in a short window of time, make sure you let it drink. A good method is to fill a bowl of water and gently hold the snake and direct it towards the water. If the snake does begin to drink, stay motionless until it is done - this can be a minute or more in some cases, so be patient.

Rosies are funny like that - they will often ignore water bowls unless put in front of them. Obviously in the wild they don't drink from bowls. They will drink water droplets sprayed on the side of a cage, but try the bowl first. Hydration is important, and potential stress from moving can cause dehydration.

Also, resist the temptation of handling until the rosy seems settled in. See where it is staying. If on the cool side of the tank, perhaps the snake does not want to eat just yet. A few more weeks may change that.
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