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18yo Boa refusing to eat...

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Posted by: JrFreak at Wed Jun 24 07:46:06 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by JrFreak ]  
   

My 18yo boa has refused 8 or 9 times now and I'm starting to get a little worried. Her last feeding was on 1/31/15. She would refuse from time to time but would always take it a few days later.

There aren't any vets around my area experienced in exotics but I did find one that agreed to see her. He was young and not experienced at all. I lost confidence in him when he suggested trying live pinkies (for an 8 foot boa). He gave me some antibiotics for a respiratory infection which I do not think she has. I think he was in over his head.

Anyways, have any of you heard of snakes refusing f/t because they were frozen too long? My rats are 18 months old and maybe she doesn't like/recognize the smell any more. I have since ordered more that will be here in a week or so. I think RodentPro said shelf life was 12-14 months on frozen rats.


   

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