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 First time snake owner with sand boas

I recently got two sand boas one big female and a small male. I have a bearded Dragon so I thought I would give a snake a try. Now my question is the female is slightly aggressive towards people but the male is so sweet and just chills out. They are in the same cage but are desperately in different tank. If I separate them will the male get depressed or anything. We can’t even hold the female so we really don’t have the need to keep her.



05/19/15  05:05pm

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 First time snake owner with sand boas

Ps the male hasn’t eaten in a while we got them a little over a week ago and the old owners say he hasn’t eaten in a couple of weeks so I’m not sure what to do. The female eats fine



05/19/15  05:10pm

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 First time snake owner with sand boas

Oui, it is possible the male has breeding on his mind, in which case it not uncommon for them to refuse food...they have, umm, other priorities. ;-)

It is also possible that competition from the larger, more aggressive female is stressing him out and causing him to refuse food.

Either way, I would separate them for safety.

BTW, the female should calm down with time and patient/gentle handling.

Good luck!

Cliff Earle
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05/20/15  02:02pm


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