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    Should I be worried if my Boa hasn't gone in the last month and half? I've fed him like every ten days for that time frame and to this day he hasn't please advise?

  • #2
    Re: Defecation

    depends on how old/big your boa is.
    "It is not my responsibility to live up to other people's perceptions of who I am. I am only responsible for living up to the standards I set for myself, to be the person I want to be."

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    • #3
      Re: Defecation

      Constipation is often due to dehydration. YOu can soak your snake to get it to poop. It should poop at least once after each meal. To soak your snake, soak in warm water for 1 to 2 hours. Either let it swim or manually swish the tail back and forth in the water. Either action brings water into the cloaca to rehydrate the snake. If you let it swim, let it swim for 5 minutes at a time, then rest for 5 minutes at a time.

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      • #4
        Re: Defecation

        Originally posted by shivaboa
        It should poop at least once after each meal. To soak your snake, soak in warm water for 1 to 2 hours. Either let it swim or manually swish the tail back and forth in the water. Either action brings water into the cloaca to rehydrate the snake. If you let it swim, let it swim for 5 minutes at a time, then rest for 5 minutes at a time.
        This is bad information. Boas will take several meals before defecating. It is not unusual for an adult boa to go a month without defecating, and have several meals in that time. Juveniles usually defecate more often, but there is no set schedule. But juveniles will also take multiple meals before defecating.

        That is why I asked about the age and size of your boa.

        Also, soaking may cause the boa to defecate, but at this point we don't know that constipation is the problem. Shiva is making an ASSumption.

        I personally believe that soaking a boa unnecessarily stresses the animal out, and should only be done when there is a specific need. Swimming is not a natural action for boas, and that will stress them out even more.

        And snakes do not rehydrate by soaking, that's the equivelant of saying that when a human is thirsty, they should go sit in the bathtub.
        "It is not my responsibility to live up to other people's perceptions of who I am. I am only responsible for living up to the standards I set for myself, to be the person I want to be."

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        • #5
          Re: Defecation

          He is two and half year and is a 3ft long.

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          • #6
            Re: Defecation

            thanks for the info

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            • #7
              Re: Defecation

              Originally posted by POSHO
              He is two and half year and is a 3ft long.
              That's seems pretty small for a boa that age, even a male. Is he a normal BCI? or one of the island localities?
              "It is not my responsibility to live up to other people's perceptions of who I am. I am only responsible for living up to the standards I set for myself, to be the person I want to be."

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              • #8
                Re: Defecation

                Does seem a little small in size, did you notice any swelling around the cloaca, like he is ready to defecate?

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