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Old 01-15-2013, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Haggardphunk View Post
I am going to the vet with my dog tomorrow. Going to talk to jim tomorrow and see if be wants to see the snake.

I am worried but only because I love my animals to death.

Gave him another shed solution bath tonight. Almost all of his skin is off: maybe he'll eat this weekend.

How long can they go without food? I feel like of he was life threateningly hungry he would eat regardless of stress
They can go quite a while. They dont have a weekly schedule in the wild. And since this is breeding season it isnt uncommon for males to go off feed. I would worry if he is losing vast amounts of weight.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:06 AM
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How old is this snake? it simply may just be that the snake has reached sexual maturity, there mind is else were and won't eat in the winter months.

i have quit a few snakes all are off of feed. the only one i have eating this winter is my yearling Albino Ball Python.

good luck i with your snake
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:00 PM
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Do you know what Locale your Boa is?? (Colombian, Mexican, Islands etc) What is the length and weight of him/her, and what sex? What type of heat do you use and what is the temp on the BOTTOM of the enclosure?? If (she) is almost three years old sexual maturity can be the cause as mentioned in another post. The reddish color should not indicate a medical problem that I am aware of, but may indicate maturity and coloration of the adult species of your Boa! At breeding time most females go off feed for mating and will eat sparingly during the gestation cycle. If you feel the need do take him/her to the vet (that regularly see's reptiles).
Rev. Dr. Dennis H. Shipp, Breeder for over 20 years, herping for almost 54 years. Previously bred Boa Constrictors, Pythons, Bull Snakes, Kenyan Sand Boas, Piebald Black Pine snakes,Western Hognose.

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:01 PM
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Hey Haggard? How's the boa?
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