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KSB neonates not eating.

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Posted by: vegas_justin at Mon Feb 7 14:57:51 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by vegas_justin ]  
   

Hi,

My father purchased a female Kenyan Sand boa for my brother and I on New Years Eve 2010. We keep her in Rhino Raxx tub system with 90 degrees heat on one side of the tub and room temps are about 73 degrees right now. For substrate we are using aspen shavings for her to burrow in and have a water bowl always full of fresh water.

We waited a few days for her to settle in and then offered her a frozen thawed pinky heated up in warm water. She will poke around at it but will not eat. This was done in a smaller container. We did the same thing with a 1 day old live pinky. Still nothing.

Since then we have offered her frozen thawed and live small pikies. About as small as they get, up to about a week old and no matter what, she will not eat. We cover her up, make sure she is in a dark spot and even have layers of paper towels for her.

We give the pinkies to our Pueblan Milksnakes or Thayeri Kingsnakes and they hit them right away.

So it's been over a month now without a single feeding. The snake is active and does not appear to sick or thin in any way what so ever.

About 2 weeks ago my father finds a guy selling baby Kenyan Sand Boas on Craigs list locally. It turns out that the reptile shop in town acquired them from him. He sells us a female clutch mate that is almost twice the size and a male that is about the same size at the original female.

Now we have three Kenyans. The larger female has eaten 4 times now on frozen thawed, heated up in water, however the smaller male and original female have still not eaten. We always separate them and put them into smaller deli cups when we feed them.

Any advise you can offer? We sure would appreciate it.

At the moment we am not to worried because they have heat, aspen shaving to burrow under and plenty of fresh water which we have seen all three drink from.

We would just like to get the smaller two feeding and growing.

Thanks for your help.


   

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