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Old 06-09-2011, 05:10 PM
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I just got a red tail boa, shes only a few months old, and the people i got her from told me they havent fed her in over a week so i fed her the day i got her. she ate perfectly! as soon as it was in her sight she took it and ate it great! i put her in her new home, and its almost been 48 hours since she ate so she should be done digesting. she is always out trying to get out of her cage and stuff, never hiding. she seems to be very friendly and would it be bad to start holding her already?
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:30 PM
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I'm sure a quick handling session session wouldn't hurt, go for it. Congrats on the boa =)
Also, you might want to keep all your questions in one thread instead of posting new ones each time, it will keep your questions all organized and stuff.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:32 AM
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there is still a big bump on her that looks like the mouse.. is this bad?
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:05 AM
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Enough belly heat to help digest?

You will love your new boa, excellent feeding response, great to handle and they just look awesome!
Mine never skip a meal and is always willing to eat on schedule. I can tell when my Hog is hungry, he will have his head peaking out of his hide. The Red Tail would eat everyday if I offered
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:24 AM
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oh yes, i am already so anxious to hold her, she ate perfectly for me i just couldnt believe it! i am just wondering when i should switch her to rats? also, do you know how much baby sand boas go for?
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:57 AM
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You can switch her to rats any time you want, as long as they are the appropriate size.
What kind of sand boa? What morph? Normal baby Kenyans are usually about $40. Other morphs can be more like $75 or more, depending on what morph.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:27 PM
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axanthic sand boas. how much do they normally cost?
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:51 PM
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also, my gopher snake eats 2 fuzzys a week. she usually ate f\t and now she will not eat anything but live. i live in a small town and the petstore here only has live sub adults and will not have live fuzzys until thursday. she has only ate twice in the past 3 months and i really want to get her back onto schedule =[ do you think a live sub adult would be waaay to big for her if shes used to 2 fuzzys?
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:28 PM
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Probably not. A good rule of thumb is the mouse should be no bigger than the widest part of the snake. A sub adult ((hopper, I think they are in pet stores)) should equal up to two fuzzies.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:13 PM
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yeah, its just she only eats live and i am worried about feeding her a hopper cause they seem pretty big. also, i cannot get my boas cage humidity high enough! i can never get it to 50% or anything. i mist it, and have the big bowl of water for er to soak in, on the side where the heat pad is. her water bowl is in the cold side. is there anything else i can try?
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