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Rosy Boa hasnt eaten since October 2011

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Posted by: Pareeeee at Tue Jan 10 22:52:26 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Pareeeee ]  
   

Hello

I acquired a 2-3 year old male Rosy Boa in October of 2011. Before October, the place I got him from had no problem feeding him as you will see from his feeding record I will post below. He was fed f/t adult mice.

He has NOT shed since I've acquired him. I gave him a month long cool-down to try to induce appetite. Didn't work.

He is 28 inches long. His scales have a slight crinkly appearance, he also has funny wrinkle marks on his eyes. This has been evident for several weeks now and he has not gone into the blue.

He has access to a small water dish at all times.

What I have tried:
-Braining the mouse.
-Leaving it in his tank overnight.
-Leaving it in his warm hide overnight.
-Putting him in a feeding tub with the mouse in a warm place overnight.
-Wiggling it around in front of him.
-Scenting with chicken stock
-Live mouse - he killed then left it.
-Fuzzy mouse - completely ignored it.
-Bugging him with it to induce striking - this does cause him to strike and coil, but he will then slither away once he believes he has 'killed' it.

He seems to be interested at first, smelling it and nosing it, then he seems to get either dis-interested or annoyed by its presence and avoids it like the plague for the rest of the evening.

Should I try a f/t rat? (what size?)



Here is his feeding record:

Boaz: Rosy Boa Feeding Record
Good feeding history before record sheet


September 2/11 1 Adult frozen mouse
September 9/11 Didn't eat
September 12/11 1 Adult live mouse
September 23/11 1 Adult frozen mouse
October 1/11 1 Adult frozen mouse
October 8/11 1 Adult frozen mouse
October 14/11 1 Adult frozen mouse
October 22/11 1 Adult frozen mouse
October 24/11 Acquired him
October 30/11 Didn't eat frozen mouse
November 3/11 Didn't eat frozen mouse
November 9/11 Didn't eat frozen mouse
November 15/11 Begin Cool down/Brumation
December 12/11 Finish Brumation
December 13/11 Didn't eat frozen mouse
December 21/11 Didn't eat frozen mouse
December 27/11 Didn't eat frozen mouse
December 29/11 Didn't eat live mouse
January 8/12 Didn't eat frozen fuzzy mouse


   

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