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My snake died dunno how
Well i have a mtr long coastal carpet female
i had pulled her out of the tank to feed her in a separate enclosure but she wouldn't eat so i ended up puting her back into the enclosure .
she was happy as anything never tried to bite anywaz i left her in the tank for about 5 mins while i went to feed my other snake then when i came back to check on her she was dead i found her biting into a plant that was in the tank though but i just find it strange in the space of 5 mins she died? anyone had this happin
What type of plant?
- 20-Jun-12, 02:26 PM #3Power Seller
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Bugga! sorry to hear that mate
I have had several argu..... discussions with people over whether or not to use live plants in indoor enclosures (I am against it) A terrible shame you had to lose a snake finding out
Sorry for your loss
Yeh it was a live plant but the same plant had been in the tank for over a month im not to sure on what it was it was some sort of palm type and yeah im sad i really didnt want that to happin
- 20-Jun-12, 02:31 PM #5
Only way to find out is to take it to a vet for an autopsy.
I doubt it died from bitting the plant but rather bit it in pain?
Feeding through winter? Did it have enough heat? If not the last meal may have poisoned it."Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect "
My jungle python died suddenly a few weeks ago afterninchecked on him :'( the only way to know for sure ismtomhave a necropsy performed, but do not freeze the remains or it can't be done. I'm not 100% sure how my boy died. I think he was constipated, but may have been septic. Still waiting to findout. I'm so sorry for your loss.
- 20-Jun-12, 02:33 PM #7
I have some doubts that she died in 5 minutes from poisoning. She might have had other condition that killed her and she sunk her teeth into the plant in her last throws. Dying or highly agonised snakes often gape and/or bite anything near enough.
Yeh i had got her like a week before that so who knows if there was anything wrong with her but its just sad and i actualy feel bad
For some reason a snake biting a plant then dying from getting poisoned makes no sense at all and I doubt that's what happened...Disclaimer: My thoughts are fictional ramblings only. The purpose of my participation here is to stimulate fuel for thought. EVERYONE should take everything here with a large grain of salt. Use this information for your own further research ONLY
- 20-Jun-12, 03:24 PM #11
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im so sorry for your loss.I held an Albino Olive and I LIKED it!!
Next on the wishlist: An Albino Darwin and an Albino Olive
I am really sorry for the lose of your snakey friend..Coastal"Arrow" In Luving Memory..I Miss You More Than Words Can Say..U are With Me Always..
If you have only had it a week did you talk to the people you got it from
- 20-Jun-12, 05:14 PM #14Rodent Farm Sponsor
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Dont believe everything you read in this forum. As some have said before, it is highly unlikely that the plant killed your snake. An autopsy may show something but it needs to be done sooner rather than later. Dont freeze the body , just keep it cool.
I would be amazed if someone wouldn't replace a snake which died within a week of delivery so contact the supplier.
Plant has been in there for over a month but youve only had her for a week... Is she being housed with another snake?This story brings up more questions than answer... Could you give more info?
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