A new sand boa baby arrived to us today. Body condition wise she’s perfect. But I’m concerned about the amount of lethargy she was displaying as I got her out and inspected her. I’ve dealt with young Sands before and usually they are a good bit more squirmy and wanting to burrow immediately. This one, while able to hold herself decently when being held and let to “dangle” a bit (not a limp noodle), had some odd halfway jerking upwards head movements and otherwise didn’t really respond to touch other than squirming the area being touched to avoid it.
She drank a good bit of water when offered and the Temps today were consistently 85f. On top of that she also arrived to me 2 hours later than projected because of a mix up with FedEx.
Could it be that she’s dehydrated and got overheated today while in transit? She otherwise seemed healthy and responsive (looking around, following my movement with eyes).