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Snakes/baby boa force feed


What should I try to use when force feed my baby boa I got him for free and guy said he not eating and I can clearly tell I have a vet appointment in a few days but I want him to eat he won't eat the little frozen mine pinking I think they are called I am afraid to name him he is still kinda of life like he moves sometimes stick his tongue out but he will move all over the tank too but not eating I have a injector and I want to blend mice and feed to him what do you think

Honestly, snakes just go off food sometimes. I can have snakes go off food for 2 months before I even try anything other than weekly food offerings as normal.

Make sure the temps are correct, and leave it alone for 2 weeks.. don't hover over it, try to feed it, nothing..

Then offer a pre killed rodent of approver size ( pre killed is killed just before feeding the snake)

I would not force feed in any way, as a lot of people kill their snakes or cause them to regurgitate.  


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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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