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Regurgitation in Rubber Boa....

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Posted by: MFLuder at Sat Jan 20 19:29:42 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by MFLuder ]  
   

Hello,
I have 1.1 Rubber Boas that were purchased as CB '03s in February of last year. The male has eaten consistently and grown well. The female, however, seemed small for an '03 and ate erratically and began regurgitating approximately 2 months after I acquired her (she didn't begin eating until a month or so after I got them). The weird thing is she'll do it in cycles. That is, she'll keep 6-8 meals down in a row over 1-2 months and then, with no change in husbandry, there'd be a regurge. And so on... This cycle has happened a few times now. She's not growing and is starting to look emaciated. She is kept in a small plastic Rubbermaid at around 72-75F (as per the ideal for this taxon) with plenty of places to hide. Water is offered every couple of weeks in the form of a quick soak (as some will not drink from a container in the enclosure and constant exposure to moisture is not ideal). These soaks never occur less than 2-3 days before or after a meal. Her Rubbermaid is exactly the same as the male's and they are side by side (and so are exposed to the same temperature variation).
Any insight as to what the problem is?
Thanks! MF


   

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