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utopia781
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2005 18:42


i am inheriting a dumerils boa, and ive done a lot of research on their care and have everything set up. i was just wondering if anyone who has or had one had any other words of wisdom besides the basics?

thanks!

yellowboy
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2005 21:15


I cared for one for a while...very cool snake. It didn't very much like frozen thawed though so if yours is anything like the one I took care of you may need to be willing to feed live. It was never bity and all around an awesome snake

KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2005 21:53


I fostered one for a while, and I have heard from other people who had them as well, they can be really finicky eaters.

The one I had wouldn't eat anything except whole, feathered, adult chickens. That was $15 a week on food just for him.


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 22 Mar 2005 04:21


They are awful eaters! I had a smaller baby I bought off of someone locally, and of course they told me he was eating. He had a nice weight to him, but would never eat for me!Our policy in the store was to feed only FT food, but this guy wouldnt accept them frozen, prekilled, or live. I tried small rats, rat pups, mice, hoppers, large mice-you name it. Finally a customer bought him around christmas time, and had no luck for a long time feeding him. When he finally did he would take live mice-and we were all so relieved. I felt so bad for this man, he was trying so hard to get him to eat-we were even thinking about forcefeeding.


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KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 22 Mar 2005 15:10


I heard that they will eat baby rabbits.

Or try braining the mice.

Force feeding isn't fun. Had to force feed my Tiawan Beauty, who bit the hell out of me by the way.


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utopia781
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# Posted: 25 Mar 2005 18:58


yeah, the woman who had him before me was feeding him only live mice, and i tried to get him to eat frozen with no success. looks like im going to just have to suck it up and feed him live...hopefully he'll stick with mice, im not to sure where id get chickens!

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