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 #2311439


Takahiro111
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 Helpppp

I’ve been researching non stop but everything is different..how to care for a dumeril boa...I believe its a girl. My bf friend didn’t want it anymore and tried to give it to a zoo but they don’t want it so sadly dumped it on me. He/she is 6 1/2 feet long and is in a 5’(L)x3’(W)x2 ’(H). I keep the humidity at 70% and temps on the warm side is 88 with a 90 basking spot with the cool side at 70-75. He has branches,plants with cypress mulch as a substrate. He hasn’t eaten because I want him to settle in so he’ll start eating starting next Friday.



12/19/14  03:59pm

 #2311448


Cphill58
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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2311439


 Helpppp

Raise your Dumeril as you would a RTB. Hot side 82-85 F cool side is fine at current numbers you mentioned. Snakes do not require UVB ...please make sure it is a safe UVB lamp...describe it.

A tube UVB anywhere from 18" - 48" is the best and only for very short periods per day. ( 1-2 hrs ) remember they are jungle inhabitants, usually living under a canopy of foliage and rarely in direct sun light for extended periods of time.

A 5% UVB bulb will be all they need. Not a compact ... Compact lamps are notorious for causing issues like lethargy ...lack of appetite.... and retina sun burns. If in doubt turn it off.

I bought 1 years ago and had to shelve it after the fact .... I had no idea at the time until I read this article

Reptile UV

This report came out in 2007 and still pet owners are having issues.

Find a zoo med REPTI SUN 5.0 T8 tube lamp if you insist on providing UVB.
LLL Reptile supply

Not this style listed below

Compact 5.0

Congrats on the new snake... I hope it proves to be a sweetheart.



12/19/14  07:58pm

 #2311454


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2311448


 Helpppp

Thanks and I have the long one but since he don’t need it I’ll save it for one of the monitors or water dragons cage but his/her attitude overall is horrible. The snake is bipolar it’ll let me hold it then strikes at me and I suck up the pain and take it because if I put it back it’ll pick up the habit that biting is the only way out...I guess it was never held before and was in a 30 gal tank before his friend got it. He only had it for a week and couldn’t take the aggression so handed it to me. I felt bad for the snake so I had no choice but to keep it even though I have enough. The guy had the snake in a 30 gal tank with a heat rock and no water but thesnake will see a vet tomorrow and I’ll update about the situation.



12/19/14  09:35pm

 #2311456


Cphill58
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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2311454


 Helpppp

OK ...Good luck

FEED IT



12/20/14  12:21am

 #2311457


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2311456


 Helpppp

Thanks cphill58 I’ll need all the luck I can get....and I’ll pick up some food for him after work.



12/20/14  03:30am

 #2311462


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2311457


 Helpppp

CP, first I’ve heard of jungle snakes needing UV...interesting.



12/22/14  02:13pm

 #2311486


Cphill58
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  Message To: Snakesitter   In reference to Message Id: 2311462


 Helpppp

Tak does not need UVB ... but if she wants to thats what I recommend
My vet oddly enough always asks if the snakes are getting any UVB when doing a check up. I personally do not use UVB for snakes.



12/26/14  05:49pm

 #2311517


Snakesitter
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2311486


 Helpppp

Interesting. Again, a first to my ears. (And me either...though with rainbows, being nocturnal, it makes all sorts of sense.)



12/29/14  01:27pm

 #2311519


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  Message To: Snakesitter   In reference to Message Id: 2311517


 Helpppp

I thank the both of u for your help as always :) by the way how goes breeding snakesitter??



12/29/14  01:50pm

 #2311611


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2311519


 Helpppp

For 2014, decent -- 40ish babies. For 2015, we have not yet made intros. Soon! :-)



01/02/15  02:32pm

 #2311614


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  Message To: Snakesitter   In reference to Message Id: 2311611


 Helpppp

Thats good to hear...I know the 2015 babies will be beautiful.



01/02/15  06:19pm

 #2311665


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2311614


 Helpppp

They better be! ;-)


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