Getting a rosy to eat f/t? - FaunaClassifieds
 Sponsors   Breeders | Dealers |  Importers/Exporters | Caging | Feed | Supplies | Services | Events 
  Inside FaunaClassifieds  Product Reviews |  Classifieds!   | Photo Gallery   | Banner Advertising 
  Want to help support this site? Click here.

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Reptile & Amphibian - Snake Discussion Forums > Rosy, Sand, Ground Boas/Pythons Discussion Forum


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
Question Getting a rosy to eat f/t?

I bought a baby rosy boa back in October (she's about 3 months now) and I still have not gotten her to eat frozen thawed pinkie mice. She will go for live right away though.

I've tried splitting the skull for scent, as well as scenting with live pinkies, but she doesn't seem to recognize it as food. I've tried feeding her in her tank and a bin, as well as in complete darkness. I even tried scenting the mouse with tuna (it worked for a friend's colubrid). I also make sure not to handle her 24 hours before feeding.

She's in a 20 gal long tank with aspen bedding deep enough for her to burrow, with 4 hides. Hot spot is about 90 degrees and the cool side is about 75. I don't know what the humidity is, but I don't keep a water dish in the tank, I just soak her once a week (3-4 days before feeding). She is very active, so I don't think it's a health issue, especially since she will eat live.

Any advice on how I can get her to eat frozen thawed?

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[For Sale] Almost 2ft Rosy cnasden Rosy, Sand, Ground Boas/Pythons 0 04-24-2014 04:39 PM
Rosy Boa help valleysnakeguy Boas Discussion Forum 1 07-05-2010 11:59 AM
Rosy Boa Help? HayleySnakes Rosy, Sand, Ground Boas/Pythons Discussion Forum 4 09-11-2009 09:47 AM
Would an adult male Rosy mate with a sub-adult female Rosy? Stevefromsd Rosy, Sand, Ground Boas/Pythons Discussion Forum 3 01-28-2007 07:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:06 PM.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.03441811 seconds with 12 queries
Content copyrighted 2002-2018, FaunaClassifieds, LLC