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Old 18-07-2010, 11:20 AM
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Ok this 4 line is being a pain in the ass i have an old picture of it from little over a year ago now with my parters son
It's almost 5ft at the moment (grown quite a bit since this picture)




And this little fella i recently purchased (a snappy 6 week old bci.)
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Old 18-07-2010, 11:45 AM
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Its real difficult to say by looking at the photo, but from the size you give for him too ... I would be more inclined to say he's a Western Fourlined. The Cyclades is a dwarf island subspecies which averages about 3.5 foot ... although larger ones have been known it is most unusual, but a good captive diet could see them reach the upper limits of there recorded sizes no doubt.

Such a handsome beast. I love these for there chunkiness, docility and inquisitive (which I guess is why your having such a hard time photographing him ). They make wonderful captives and also great display animals if you give them climbing branches, because thats one of there favourite pass times.

Your partners son looks to be enjoying the experience. Thank you for showing us the photo, it was lovely to see, your fourlined and the lad interacting with it.

he looks a nice little Boa, have you got some nice tight hides in there for him, might help him feel more secure and less snappy or being that young he might just need a bit more of a settling in period.

Thanks again for indulging me with the photo

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Old 31-07-2010, 12:01 AM
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Still no joy with feeding.
Still very active and dont seem to have lost any weight yet.
The last week its been in the cooler end of the viv and feels very cold to touch :/

Recently had a poo. Everything else seems fine apart from the eating issue.

Will try feeding again monday-tuesday
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Old 31-07-2010, 12:17 AM
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Im not saying your doing things wrong here but maybe trying too much too fast isnt helping the situation. The tank size could have made a change initially that he would have soon overcome except with the increase in temps could have worsened his discomfort making him less likely to eat. He may still eat even staying in the cold end though given the current weather. The other poster has much more detail but I know these things can make feeding harder also
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:01 AM
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Everything is done as it should be and the little bugger still aint feeding.

Well i tell a lie, it took a pinky about 7 days ago (far to small i know but its better then nothing) i tried to give it a second and it just played with it in its mouth until the head of the pinky came off then just left it lol.

Still no weight loss, still very very active (more so at night)


Time for a trip to the vets i think!
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:11 PM
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Mine haven't fed for about 5 weeks now. Neither have some of my longissimus and situla. I'm not worried as they did this last year.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:17 PM
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I have 3 and they all stopped feeding a while ago, not worried though, it's just something they do
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:41 AM
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Yeh so it would seem

Mine started eating again last night.
Whilst cleaning the snakes out i let them roam the little room they are in.
It made its way across the room to where thawed out mice (ready for the feeding) and stole a rat pup that was for my baby boa lol
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:56 AM
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Yeh so it would seem

Mine started eating again last night.
Whilst cleaning the snakes out i let them roam the little room they are in.
It made its way across the room to where thawed out mice (ready for the feeding) and stole a rat pup that was for my baby boa lol
Great news ... the little thief him.

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Old 05-09-2010, 12:08 PM
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Yeh it made me so happy!
My partner thought i had won the lottery i had such a big smile lol i slept like a baby last night too
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