i now have my kenyan sand boa and it is very small.still a baby i need to feed it and am wondering if i need to do anything special to the pinkie it seems like it might be to big for the snake to eat.its just my opinion but i have t feed it something.
A newborn pinkie mouse should be small enough for your Sand Boa to eat. That's what mine ate when I first got it. Be sure to feed it where it can't accidentally swallow any of the substrate along with the pinkie..maybe a seperate container.
Good luck!
Roger
i have a small plastic container to feed it in.
i now have my kenyan sand boa and it is very small.still a baby i >need to feed it and am wondering if i need to do anything special to >the pinkie it seems like it might be to big for the snake to eat.

Snakes can unhinge their jaw to swallow food items larger than their head. Does the snake's body look like it can fit a pinkie? A snake can swallow a food item that's 1 and a half times the width of it's body without the risk of regurgitation
she ate her pinkie without any problems.since she is already eating frozen thawed i think ill stick wih that.my royal python will only eat a small rat that he kills.i have tryed the frozen thawed ones and he wont eat them at all.i am very careful to watch him kill it and make sure he doesnt get bitten.he wont even eat a freshly killed rat unless he kills it.has anyone had snake like this?
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unless he kills it.has anyone had snake like this?

The hardest part about converting a snake to dead prey is committing yourself to never, ever feeding them live prey again. As long as the snake is in good health and has good body weight, then with all the right tricks you can get it converted. I promise.
fr0glet
my royal python will only eat a small rat that he kills.i have tryed the frozen thawed ones and he ... he doesnt get bitten.he wont even eat a freshly killed rat unless he >kills it.has anyone had snake like this?

I will have had my new Royal Python for two weeks on Thursday. He's a great feeder! He's about 2 or 3 mths old.
I defrost the mouse, heat it up a bit using a hair dryer and then dangle it outside his log and do the "I'm really alive!" dance. Longest I've had to do the dance is about five minutes, he usually grabs within a minute or two. He's had three feedings so far. He was tracking my hand looking to be fed two days after his second feeding. The next day I got in a fresh batch of mice (unfortunately I was given fuzzies instead of furries, so it will be two items per feed instead of just one), they come into the petshop dead but unfrozen (due to the fact that the petshop doesn't have a freezer) and they call you to say your order is in. You take the mice home and freeze them yourself.
I decided that before I froze the mice I'd offer some to Jasper. I used the hair dryer on two which he grabbed with gusto, but he refused the third, so I gave it to Jool the cornsnake. She wasn't due to be fed for another two days and she wasn't hungry, so when the mouse remained uneaten after two hours I gave it to the cat instead.
Maybe you should try heating up thawed mice before feeding and then doing the "I'm really alive dance"?