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The snake wouldn't have bitten the plant would of it because they only eat animals not plants so I'd say it was already dieing as said before
- 20-Jun-12, 06:28 PM #17
i reckon with the cool weather it may have had RSI? Big asumption i know, with out knowing any further facts, but here is what i have seen with keepers and this disease.
Snake is doing well in a heated environment, feeding well etc etc etc.
If snake has RSI it will not feed, it can be dopey etc.
For those who may not be familiar with these illnesses they may not notice the symptons. - i went to look at a snake, the owner told me it had just started hissing at him all the time lately ( unfortunately was wheezing), 2 days later started blowing bubbles. I took snake on still, felt bad for it. With heat and anti biotics, she has become one of the best carpets i own
Any ways back on track. Is the enclosure heated? Was the place you got it from indoors or out? and was it heated also? Often as a last ditch effort at life snakes will bite onto some thing. Not the most plesent thing to see.
- 20-Jun-12, 06:42 PM #18
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That really sucks! Im sorry for ur loss I don't even want to think as to what I'd do if either 1 of my guys passed away!
If you don't mind me asking what is RSI? As in repetitive strain injury??
As others have said it is hard to jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts & most probably the only way would be a vet autopsy(has to be done asap & not frozen). Reptiles & birds are very good at hideing ailments as this is nature, the strong prey on the weak.
It sometimes takes a trained eye to pick up early ailments in reptiles & birds & a lot of time by the time it is picked up it can be too late for effective treatment. The earlier you can pick these things up the better chance you have of fixing it, not allways possible.
I am a big believer that stress can bring out underlying ailments in reptiles & birds. Now i am not saying that the seller would have known & most probably not, but maybe from the stress of relocation,different cage, heating may have brought out an underlying ailment such as RI only as an example & then the stress of you getting the snake out for a feed has bought on a sudden stress attach.
When i was breeding parrots i had a champion female Cockatiel(Quorrion) one day i noticed that she looked a bit off, so i caught her to show the missus & to take her to the vet. Well she died in my hands, stone cold dead. Stress attack brought on by handling. Lucky i kept one of her female babies to carry on the line breeding.
It is because of all of this i still cannot understand why people have to take thier snakes out of the enclosure to feed. I would have thought it much less stressfull on the snake to feed at home.
I hope this helps.
RI is a respiritory infection, very similar to us getting a flu/cold however can be more detremental/dead in reptiles.
Last edited by MR_IAN_DAVO; 20-Jun-12 at 06:58 PM.Don't believe everthing you hear & read.
Sometimes experience & wisdom are better options.
really sorry to hear mate
Sorry to hear that.
Let us know what you find out.
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it was a palm sort of plant not to sure on exact type sorry yes she is being housed with a male snake but they have been tgther for a long time with no problems and also in the space that i had put her back in she made no contact with the male so wasnt him
Sorry for your loss. Hopefully you at least can get some answers.
sorry for your loss , id get the male to a vet as soon as you can if they were housed together , just to get him checked out and maybe get them to look at the deceased snake if you choose to go that way , could help determine if the male could have anything wrong
- 20-Jun-12, 11:48 PM #25
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I'm confused... In one of your earlier posts you state "plant was in for a month or so" then u state "had her for about a week" ??:/ then just recently "she was housed with a male, but they have been together for ages" ?? :/ :/
This is just not making sense to me at all. I really hope u are not taking the **** cos that is just horrible u would lie about this, as ppl have recently lost their beloved pets on this site and your are making a mockery out of their grief.
If not then please explain what you mean by these statements and provide more details.
Thanks.1 male 8 month old children's - Cedric, 2 green tree frogs - fleur (f) & Franki (m), 2 6 month old Jungle pythons - Jamal (m) & Jazarah (f).
yes ive had the tank for ages and had a childrens python in it so the plant has been there for that long..
also i bought 3 snakes from the same place where they had been living in the same tank for a long time so i naturaly put them together in the same tank as they were in the same one before cheers
I'd maybe speak to the previous owner then, and get the other two checked out thoroughly by an experienced reptile vet. It's a long shot, but it may shed some light on why your girl died if it has something to do with prior husbandry technique.
- 21-Jun-12, 12:09 AM #29
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Husbandry is the way they are kept, e,g enclosure size, clean water, clean substrate, living conditions etc.
Thanks for clarifying.
I really am sorry to hear about your loss. And I would be getting the others checked out also. I would also be chatting to previous owner n asking for some money back, If u find that they have sold you a sick snake. All the best with ur remaining pets
Last edited by Nes88c; 21-Jun-12 at 12:16 AM.1 male 8 month old children's - Cedric, 2 green tree frogs - fleur (f) & Franki (m), 2 6 month old Jungle pythons - Jamal (m) & Jazarah (f).
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