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  • [Feeding Issue] First feed ever for baby boa?

    Forgive me if this has been asked before..

    I got my red tail boa on monday and I know Im suppose to wait a few days before feeding after putting her in the cage.

    But she has never had a meal before, she is one month old and I got her from a well known breeder in a few states over.

    So this is my first red tail and I was just wondering if I should be worried about feeding her myself for the first time? Anything special that I should do?

    Any help or a link that would help me with a first feed?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: First feed ever for baby boa?

    That which you seek can be found here.....

    http://www.redtailboas.com/f110/part...ew-line-40589/


    Seriously, The Ultimate Care Guide is a great resource. Once you've read through it, many of the first timer questions will be answered.
    Originally posted by Johannwssls View Post
    Anything special that I should do?
    Keep your fingers out of the way!


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    • #3
      Re: First feed ever for baby boa?

      Originally posted by Johannwssls View Post
      But she has never had a meal before, she is one month old and I got her from a well known breeder in a few states over.
      What well known breeder, sells and ships a 4 week old boa who hasn't taken a meal yet? That's just bad form.


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      • #4
        Re: First feed ever for baby boa?

        Originally posted by Johannwssls View Post
        But she has never had a meal before
        [MENTION=8640]tsblair[/MENTION] I was hoping that was meant to be "never had a meal with me"


        -Sean in NoCal
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        • #5
          Re: First feed ever for baby boa?

          Originally posted by Pandorasdad View Post
          I was hoping that was meant to be "never had a meal with me"
          Me too, but the OP did state that it was only a month old also.


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          • #6
            Re: First feed ever for baby boa?

            Originally posted by tsblair View Post
            Me too, but the OP did state that it was only a month old also.
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            That's the way I took it too, that the baby hasn't eaten anything since birth. I also agree that any breeder shouldn't sell any animals that haven't taken at the very least a couple of feedings but if you notice, the poster is not in this country so maybe they do things differently there.

            Personally I still think the breeder should have gotten them firmly established before selling.

            Hopefully you can get your little one properly started and feeding regularly. Welcome to the forum and we love pictures once your new pet settles in.
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            • #7
              Re: First feed ever for baby boa?

              Thanks for the reply's. I know its not a good idea to buy a snake that has never had a meal before as my dad use breed corns so I do know a bit of caring for juvies.

              I have read a few care sheets but did't find anything on a first feed ever.

              I'm going to read the ultimate boa care right away.

              I will keep you posted and thank again!

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              • #8
                Re: First feed ever for baby boa?

                She had her first meal!!! Im a very happy dad today! Thanks for the help!

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                • #9
                  Re: First feed ever for baby boa?

                  I'm glad to hear that she is eating. That's good, sometimes it just take a little bit of being patient LOL.
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