DS wanted a snake. I tried to talk him out of it. He however had his own money and really wanted a snake. Doing research and talking to people he decided on a rosy boa. We found one at a local pet store and he was really happy. Unfortunately we were not able to get it to eat. Did everything we were told to do. We were told this was not totally abnormal. Finally this past week the lady told us if it didn't eat by Thurday to bring it in on Friday and she would get it to eat. Drove 40min in a snow storm. They didn't have any pinkies small enough in stock so I went to a different pet store and got some frozen ones. Brought them to the lady, who thawed it and we waited. She was hopeful as she saw it curl around the pinkie. Long story short. It didn't eat. She told us we could leave it there and she would call us. Well DS got the call today that the rosy didn't make it.I'm so upset for my DS. This was supposed to be a great starter snake. They are going to take care of him and make sure he has a snake, but it really doesn't make it much easier to lose his pet. We will find out tomorrow what's gonna happen now.