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RE: General Rubber Boa care

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Posted by: mrkent at Mon Sep 12 20:55:25 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mrkent ]  
   

I agree with what Zach said. Patience is key. I have had my wild-caught pair have since June 2010. My male shows no interest in domestic mice, so I keep a small colony of deer mice. Last summer he ate very little, so I think he had already shut down on eating for the year. This year he ate like a pig from late March through mid June, eating 2-4 deer mouse fuzzies every week or so, and putting on considerable weight. His last meal was June 12, and I am pretty sure he won't eat again until next spring.

My female ate very well last summer, eating both deer mouse and domestic mouse fuzzies, and again this year, starting in mid-Apri, then slowing down in July. She is still eating occasionally, but is probably about finished for the year as well.

This is a big change for someone like myself who has raised and bred corn snakes and king snakes.


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Kent

1.1 Hypo (het lavender, striped) corn snakes, 2010
1.2 Gray-banded king snakes, blairs phase, 2008
0.0.18 Gray-banded king snakes, 2011
1.1 Oregon rubber boas, w/c 2000 and something

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