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Old 10-23-17, 11:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: New baby Brazilian Rainbow Boa not eating

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I put frozen fuzzy in the cage at the start of dusk or lights out . It thawed out as the BRB started to get active at night . They like to hunt at night. If they are hungry they will eat. I put the fuzzy mouse on a ceramic tile so as not to get it dirty. In the morning I will pull it out if the snake didn't eat. Start making a journal of when you try to feed and when they eat . I have a small blue bulb dim light in the room to simulate moonlight and I can see them move around. I don't put the light on the tank just opposite in the room of the tank . Do you have a heat gradient from warm to cool on opposite sides of tank? If not warm enough they may not want to eat. fuzzy rats are bigger than fuzzy mice . They need to eat something as thick as their midsection. What you read . Was it talking about baby BRBs or other type of snake? If so can u reference the link.
Here is the link to the article I was reading

The Rainbow Boa.co.uk - Brazilian Rainbow Boa care sheet, Brazilian Rainbow boa care, Brazilian Rainbow Boa information, Brazilian Rainbow Boa breeding, Brazilian Rainbow boas in captivity.
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Old 10-24-17, 01:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: New baby Brazilian Rainbow Boa not eating

Reading the article . Start to feed rat pups at an early age. Doesn't mean to start off with them immediately . Still think size of snake dictates what size to feed currently. Over the next 8 to 12 months your boa will grow and be large enough to eat larger prey and if you take the advice of feeding rats do so when they can easily accommodate the prey . Just provide the right environment for them. Humidity, heat gradient of low 70s to mid 80s . I use two water bowls . One large enough to soak in and another just to drink from . . I have the larger soaking bowl over a heat mat so that it is not so cold . Hides for them to curl up in . I use the fake coconut shells which can be easily cleaned . I like to use potted plants in my enclosures. That way I can remove them when not doing well or when cleaning the cage . I realize that some say to use paper and clean the cage weekly but I don't like to keep such a sterile cage . My boa seems very outgoing with lights off searching through the foliage and likes to climb and perch further up than always at ground level . But she also likes to be in a hide spot too . They are slow and never in a rush. I think you are worrying to much . Now my kingsnakes are pigs and always strike fast as soon as I introduce food . When I work on the cage they poke their heads out to see if I am bringing food . Different personalities . One thing I do recommend is to weigh your snake and keep records along with when they eat . This is very helpful when you see a vet. I recommend looking for one ahead of time before actually needed. A vet that knows reptiles.
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Old 10-24-17, 02:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Re: New baby Brazilian Rainbow Boa not eating

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Reading the article . Start to feed rat pups at an early age. Doesn't mean to start off with them immediately . Still think size of snake dictates what size to feed currently. Over the next 8 to 12 months your boa will grow and be large enough to eat larger prey and if you take the advice of feeding rats do so when they can easily accommodate the prey . Just provide the right environment for them. Humidity, heat gradient of low 70s to mid 80s . I use two water bowls . One large enough to soak in and another just to drink from . . I have the larger soaking bowl over a heat mat so that it is not so cold . Hides for them to curl up in . I use the fake coconut shells which can be easily cleaned . I like to use potted plants in my enclosures. That way I can remove them when not doing well or when cleaning the cage . I realize that some say to use paper and clean the cage weekly but I don't like to keep such a sterile cage . My boa seems very outgoing with lights off searching through the foliage and likes to climb and perch further up than always at ground level . But she also likes to be in a hide spot too . They are slow and never in a rush. I think you are worrying to much . Now my kingsnakes are pigs and always strike fast as soon as I introduce food . When I work on the cage they poke their heads out to see if I am bringing food . Different personalities . One thing I do recommend is to weigh your snake and keep records along with when they eat . This is very helpful when you see a vet. I recommend looking for one ahead of time before actually needed. A vet that knows reptiles.
Ok I will do that thanks for your help
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Old 10-24-17, 11:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Re: New baby Brazilian Rainbow Boa not eating

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Reading the article . Start to feed rat pups at an early age. Doesn't mean to start off with them immediately . Still think size of snake dictates what size to feed currently. Over the next 8 to 12 months your boa will grow and be large enough to eat larger prey and if you take the advice of feeding rats do so when they can easily accommodate the prey . Just provide the right environment for them. Humidity, heat gradient of low 70s to mid 80s . I use two water bowls . One large enough to soak in and another just to drink from . . I have the larger soaking bowl over a heat mat so that it is not so cold . Hides for them to curl up in . I use the fake coconut shells which can be easily cleaned . I like to use potted plants in my enclosures. That way I can remove them when not doing well or when cleaning the cage . I realize that some say to use paper and clean the cage weekly but I don't like to keep such a sterile cage . My boa seems very outgoing with lights off searching through the foliage and likes to climb and perch further up than always at ground level . But she also likes to be in a hide spot too . They are slow and never in a rush. I think you are worrying to much . Now my kingsnakes are pigs and always strike fast as soon as I introduce food . When I work on the cage they poke their heads out to see if I am bringing food . Different personalities . One thing I do recommend is to weigh your snake and keep records along with when they eat . This is very helpful when you see a vet. I recommend looking for one ahead of time before actually needed. A vet that knows reptiles.
Ok I guess I misunderstood what it was saying i will start a log also thank you.
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Re: New baby Brazilian Rainbow Boa not eating

I merged your threads to keep all the answers easy to find for you.
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