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RE: Rosy Boa hasnt eaten since October 2011

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Posted by: jeffg46 at Wed Aug 15 16:11:48 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jeffg46 ]  
   

I assume your Rosy has eaten by now. It's not uncommon for them to not eat over the winter. My male stops in early Aug and doesn't eat again until about March. Between brumation, and breeding season (I don't breed mine, but he knows when it's time), they tend to go quite a while with no food. Mine gained 10g one year while not eating for 6 months. They're well being boils down to weight. If they are not losing much, if any, they are OK. They will eat when hungry. When mine doesn't want food, he'll kill it and just leave it there. What a waste of a good mouse.

Also, be very judicial with water. They are desert snakes. Too much water will lead to infection, as they cannot handle it. I fill a shallow bowl once every 2-3 weeks, and just let it go dry until the next time. Most of their hydration comes from the food they eat. Needless when they are not eating, water every 2 weeks or so is important.

Good luck.

Jeff


   

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