- Aug 30, 2005
Just a question with regards to my new sand boa. I've been lucky to never have feeding problems, even regurgitation, with my two corns, so I'm new at having to deal with them. I got her three weeks ago and she was fed the day before I brought her home. The breeder said she had fed twice previously on f/t after being started on live pinkies. She refused food when I tried to feed her a week later and looked like she was obviously in pre-shed. I gave her another week to give her time to shed, but she still hadn't, so I offered food again which she refused. She started to shed later that day, which was like Monday of this week. I offered food again several days later, which she continued to refuse. So now I'm pretty sure that it's more a feeding issue as opposed to a waiting to shed thing. She's probably about 8 inches or a little longer and I'm feeding the smallest pinkies I can find which she should be able to take no problem. Temps are good. I tried dragging the pinkie around her feeding container to simulate live prey, but no luck. Then I placed her and the pinkie in a deli cup back in her tank in the warm side for an hour or so. Still no luck. Short of scenting it, what else can I try to get her to feed?