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  • Is this normal?? help please...

    Well, i've been checking in on my son's boa every day just to see what he's been up to because you have to admit, they're fascinating little critters. I'm a little worried though, since for the last 3 days he's been in the exact same position, not moved at all, and his tongue isn't active. He sits in his little hide box and pokes his head out but that's about it. He's on the cool side, would that have anything to do with it? He was fed on the 17th but hasn't yet pooped. Is this inactivity normal?

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    Re: Is this normal?? help please...

    Go in there at night... You will probley see it moving around....
    Have you checked to see if it will move it's tongue mine will just site there inless I put my hand in sight and move it around when they see it they use the tongue..
    And one last thing... Have you checked out the care guide on the front page of this site.... Make sure all of the thing's like humidity and temp's are correct... and the lil' guy should be fine...
    Eric aka..Red

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      Re: Is this normal?? help please...

      My baby red tail does tha same thing, doesnt move around much, boas arent as active than other snakes.

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        Re: Is this normal?? help please...

        I wouldn't worry, that sounds normal enough. hehe, just your luck to be stuck with a lazy snake! lol j/k

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          Re: Is this normal?? help please...

          My red tail boa sleeps all day and comes out at dusk and night time.Thats what most snakes do.There nocturnal.Snakes are pretty lazy.

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            Re: Is this normal?? help please...

            Sounds like normal activity. The only time a Red Tail comes out much during the day is when they're hungry. Other than that, they typically sleep during the day. As previously said, they're primarily a nocturnal snake.

            As for the pooping, snakes may only poop once or twice a month. That's because theire metabolism is so much slower than ours. But when they go, they make up for the lost time.

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              Re: Is this normal?? help please...

              I would check out the temps in the cage...If it is too hot he might be just finding the coolest spot and staying there...that happened with mine...my thermostat broke and the temps skyrocketed..and i didn't realize it....when i fixed it she came out and was fired up and moving like she used to be...

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