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RE: I really need some help, please!

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Posted by: Oxyrhopus at Fri Apr 15 23:11:57 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Oxyrhopus ]  
   

Perhaps be sure they are housed separately where they cannot smell or view each other as the presence and/or scent of a female may send the male off feed. They often can sense high pressure so if you live in a northern climate and they have not eaten for six months then that may be normal especially since they have not lost weight but think the female is off due to her living off her fat and old eggs. Perhaps rig a rain chamber and roate them in it for 3-4 hours a day for a week and get them moving A LOT and activated A LOT and exercised and that should spark one or the others hunger. The female is perhaps lingering by living off undeveloped eggs and she may eventually pass something and hit the food hard afterward. Probiotics is an option after the rain chamber as I have seen probiotics make pythons that have not eaten in nine months eat the very next day after the stuff was administered. As far as food goes, if they are eager to strike at your hand then try to get them to strike at small food item on forceps as they may hold and eat it if you back off and leave the room. A hungry snake eats so if they are otherwise healthy then there is really no worry there and they will eventually come around although it is not too uncommon for female boas or snakes for that matter to demise from egg issues. A vet can perhaps get a scan and see if she is holding eggs but that's obviously expensive so perhaps try all you can this spring and by summer they should be eating as they were raised in north america and should kick onto food within 60 days.

Dan


   

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