Snakes/Sand Boa


I have a friend that has a male and female sand boa's put them together to mate, he checked on them female had male about 1/4 of the way down her throat, he got them apart, this has been two months ago, male will kill a mouse but won't eat it, could she have hurt his jaws and he can't eat even though he wants to???

You would be able to tell if the snake was injured. They will have a droopy jaw, in a sense. It is likely very stressed out still, I mean he was almost eaten.

Snakes can go a very long time without food,Provide a smaller fresh killed meal once a week. If he does not seem interested in another month I would take him to get checked then have someone with experience try and force feed him.

Do not attempt it if yall only think yall know what yall are doing, many people injure or kill their snake by trying this and doing it wrong  


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Amber Barrett


I can answer any and all questions about snakes, whether its how to pick the right snake for your needs and wants, eating and temperature issues, health problems ( I can not give a diagnosis or make up for vetrinary treatment but can give options on what to do). I can also answer any questions on breeding snakes, what it entitles, what you can expect, I know quite a bit about any products for snakes and their husbandry.


I currently keep over 150 snakes, I keep everything from ball pyhtons, to retics to green tree pythons. I have been around them my whole life due to a family interest in breeding them. I have researched, purchased, and delt with just about every snake, product and issue you can run into.

Although I do not have a degree in herpatology, I have been around snakes my whole life and through books, research and life I know alot about them.

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