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RE: Baby Sand Boa, I Need Help!!!

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Posted by: Sankegal at Thu Nov 4 19:46:03 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Sankegal ]  
   

Chris, Hey thanks for your info! Yes I have tried everything you listed expect for fuzzy pinkies/mice. There is no way he could eat those as his head and mouth can't take that large of prey. I put him over night with 6 newborn pinkies and in the morning I killed and stuck a hole in a pinkies brain and he still didn't eat. I tried scenting the pinkies with lizard and chicken broth. I tried live and dead pinkies in a small cup. I pushed a pinkie against his nose till he opened his mouth and push it in a bit but he spit it out. Nothing has worked. Trust me I wish I didn't need to tube feed but he needed it and looks much better now. I know I haven't had him that long but he never ate for his breeder and had a very sunken belly when he arrived. The breeder also told me he was one of the smallest in the litter. The breeder was very honest with me about him... other than shipping my snake with ups which is not allowed with the company and it took a extra two days for my snake to arrive. When he arrived he was almost 9 weeks of age.

Also I would love to know formula or somewhere I can buy food that is nutritionally sound for tube feeding so if I have to do it again I will be prepared.


   

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