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Rubber Boa Turning White

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Posted by: RandonCaleb at Sun May 18 16:59:38 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by RandonCaleb ]  
   

About a month and a half ago I received a rubber boa from a friend of mine. It hasn't eaten since I've had it, I offered it food last week, 3 pinkie mice but it just pushed them around, never seemed to take interest in eating. That's not the main concern, I have some ideas to try and stimulate a feeding response, but tips and tricks for getting rubbers to eat would be appreciated. The real issue is that the boa is beginning to turn white. The scales that are turning white look like perfectly normal scales except that they lack pigment. After doing research online I read that sometimes snakes will start to turn calico later in life. It happens a lot in retics and corns. Another thing I read is that some snakes lose scale pigment from coming in contact with certain types of plastic, like plastic water bowls. It happens sometimes to dogs noses when they have plastic water bowls, their noses start to turn pink. It also said that losing pigment does particularly harm the snake, so would leaving the plastic water bowl in the tank be considered cruel, or just an experiment...? (wouldn't it be interesting to see and all white rubber boa?)

Also, if you'd like to see pictures of the boa I can find a way to send them to you, is there a way to post them on here? I'm new to this forum.


Thanks,
-Randon


   

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