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pythonlegs , whilst i can agree that what he did was a little irresponsible i:e not reading directions properly , but to say he was neglecting it is a little silly , he has hardly neglected his animal imo , just asked if maybe he should give it away to someone who can care for it better and he actually sprayed it for mite ( although it was to often ) and has come here looking for advice
imo if he was being neglectful he never would have done anything i mentioned above and just left the snake to sit in its enclosure with mites
although i do hope the op got his woma to a vet , if he hasn't got it to a vet after being told how serious this could be , then that would be neglectful
A member here yesterday suggested the he/she uses sticky tape on the head & eyes of his/her snakes to detect and/or remove mites... good grief!!! How many threads have been posted here about snakes ripping their skin off by coming into contact with tapes of various sorts. There are many different types of sticky tape, from low-tack to very high-tack... get one of the latter and you'll guarantee damage to your snake by ripping skin or even pulling an eye out. That sort of thoughtless dispersing of frankly stupid and potentially dangerous advice is what gets up my nose, and as long as the mods allow me to comment, I won't let it go unchallenged, even in the bluntest of terms.
- 28-Jun-12, 11:59 AM #33
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I hope your Woma is okay, they are very placid and stunning looking snakes.5 x Jungles, 2 x Spotted's, 2 x Bredli's and 1 x Central Beardie
I would suggest it neglectful to try and palm off the vet bill...
if they had attempted mite treatment, perhaps very honestly stuffed up, but then made it right (and without complaint or hesitance), then I wouldn't.
But to cause your animal illness, and not want to bother with a vet, too me, is neglectful.
Also, to swap snakes? To give someone else your sick snake, requiring vet assistance, and no guarantee of life, for a healthy snake of theirs? what the hell?
- 28-Jun-12, 12:56 PM #35
According to the OP, it was his wife that said it, and that he was fine with spending the money and taking it to the vet. All I can see is him asking roughly how much it would be.
^^^^and everyone got all mad at him for wanting to know in advance , it doesn't mean that he doesn't care for the animal , i often ask the vet how much the bill will be on the phone when booking my dogs in to the vet , doesn't mean i don't care just that i like to know
Hope all goes well for you and your woma mate. No ones perfect and im sure everythig you done was with the best intentions. With you misses saying give it away, its your snake and your money, my misses was the same untill i got her a pair of womas, now she loves snakes. And all these people putting you down when your asking for help shame on them, everyone needs help at some point. If your woma dose pass on it wasnt the first nor the last just take it in your stride. People learn from there mistakes. If possable after all this is resolved try put some money away when ever you can. You never know when you need a vet, or you open your freezer and thers no rats left, or evan a power bill shows up.
All the best mate
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