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Old 01-11-20, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Kenyan Sand Boa wonít eat

I have a 1 year old anery stripe Kenyan sand boa who I have had for about 2 months, she ate once but hasnít since. Every time I try feeding her she shows interest in the food and often bites or strangles it but then eventually lets go and doesnít eat it. When I bought her they told me she was eating frozen thawed just fine. My parents wonít tolerate live mice in the house. I feed at 9-10 pm because itís when sheís normally active. Does anyone have any tips for feeding. I am used to Hognose snakes which are normally fairly easy to feed.
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Hot spot 90-92 degrees, cool spot 70-75, heat pad and red heat lamp (dims at night)
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Old 01-12-20, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Kenyan Sand Boa wonít eat

Have you tried the "paper bag trick"? It involves placing your snake and the mouse in a paper bag, stealing the bag, and leaving the bag in the cage overnight for the smaller to eat.

Sand boas tend to be shy eaters.
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