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Old 02-26-18, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Baby KSB not eating

I got a baby Kenyan Sand Boa early this month, so about 4 weeks, and has not eaten when under my care. He's in a 10 gallon tank with aspen shavings, has proper temperatures, and has not eaten since his previous owner had him. I am unsure of his age, but he is very tiny, not even a half-inch wide and about the length of a pencil. I have offered him f/t pinkie mice, as I don't have access to live ones, and have tried many different ways to try and get him to eat. I have heard that they go off feeding, but for how long can a baby go?

He is active and certainly not thin, so I'm not too concerned, but then there's also the fact that he seems even too small for the f/t pinkies. Should I be starting him on something else? Crickets, perhaps?
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Old 02-26-18, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Baby KSB not eating

ft pinkies will go down fine.. and they can go months without food, so no need to worry. Just leave him a single pinkie on a little plate every week, he may need some time to adjust to the new environment. May take a while before he starts eating. If after another 4 weeks he still didn't eat, put him and 1-2 pinkies overnight in a small box (with some airholes) without any substrate.

Don't stress him out by stuffing food down his throat..
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Old 02-27-18, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't stress him out by stuffing food down his throat..
that's how I get my first bite )))

Topic starter can also try another prey - a bird or rat. Every snake has it's own preference.
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