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    Never heard of them going off food during winter. Mine eats like a horse 24/7 if i let her.

    And you need to give them something to feel secure. Sure they will hide. Mine digs around her aspen all the time and my other snakes will use hides. But they dont stay hidden 24/7. At night, all of my snakes are out and about and most of the time during the day, i can easily spot them sitting half in a hide or in the case of my dumerils, she will usually not even be buried. She either sits in a hide or behind the hide curled up on the flexwatt. Sometimes when its close to dinner day, i catch her sitting at the front of the cage with her head on the litter dam like she's waiting for the rat good.

    But anyways, give your snake stuff to make it feel secure and it will probably eat, assuming it was eating in the beginning. Some dumerils can be problem feeders.
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    Re: Dumeril's Boa won't eat, again!

    I would imagine if she has no hides or substrate to burrow in, that is likely contributing to her fasting. Dumeril's are shy snakes and need to feel secure. Even if it means you don't see her much, it is what is best for your snake.

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    Re: Dumeril's Boa won't eat, again!

    Quote Originally Posted by doronxl7 View Post
    I don't know if they stop eating at the winter but they do feel its winter, the air and atmosphere pressure.



    No, I don't have any substrate expect paper towels... I did put her in a substrate that allow her to borrow inside but that all what she did, borrow inside and never come out.
    I agree totally that they do feel its winter, the air and atmosphere pressure. But if the snakes are underfed surely they won,t stop eating in the winter, because their need for food is bigger






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    Re: Dumeril's Boa won't eat, again!

    Wow I never hear about boas going off food. That is odd. They are garbage disposals. Mine all eat every time offered. My Dum won't eat while in shed but never misses a meal otherwise.

    I would really take a closer look at your husbandry.
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    Re: Dumeril's Boa won't eat, again!

    Though I myself am quite an amateur Dumerils keeper (got her at Raleigh repticon 11/17), I HAVE learned that my "Snuggles" is a very private eater. I don't feed her in her cage, she eats in a covered tote, in a low lit, quiet place. I set her in her tote with a f/t rat pup, and come back after maybe 30 mins to a Dumerils with a little lump after she "Snuggles with rats". Not sure how you feed yours, but thats working for me so far.
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