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How often should i worm my snake ?
How much does it costs ? Because i am new reptiles and it's my first snake.
Who does it can i do it myself or the vet does it?
- 22-Oct-12, 06:43 PM #2
Worming for no reason does more harm than good, if you are concerned your snake has worms then have its stool tested by a vet and then medicate accordingly.Keeper and breeder of various geckos, small dragons, Broad-banded Sand Swimmers, RHD Womas, Jungles and Colubrids
Ok thank you, and i'm not concerned just wanna make my snake has good health. I thought they would get wormed every month.
- 22-Oct-12, 07:03 PM #5
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First questions are
Why do you think it has worms?
Are the worms affecting the snake in any way?
If they are skin worms the treatment is different to intestinal worms
Snakes are not like dogs that need worming every few months
Dogs get worms through roaming around outside etc etc
In a pet situation snakes dont have much opportunity to get worms
So unless you have a reason to think it may have worms there is no need to treat it
Symptoms of intestinal worms are regurging food, losing weight and condition, lethargy, worms in the poo
skin worms can usually be felt and seen as soft lumps under the skin
Nah it doesn't have worms, was checking when it needed to be wormed, thanks every one.
You may choose to treat only if it has worms, which is fair enough. I was advised by a herp vet to worm twice a year with an appropriate reptile wormer injected into the prey. The snake in question had worms confirmed by the vet on a faecal smear and is kept in a classroom where hygiene is particularly important. Worming takes two doses 5-10 days apart. This is great fun with a small snake, as the dose may be as little as 0.2 ml. You must have an accurate weight to calculate this.
- 26-Oct-12, 03:16 PM #8Keeper and breeder of various geckos, small dragons, Broad-banded Sand Swimmers, RHD Womas, Jungles and Colubrids
The animal in question is held on a scientific license at school and is regularly handled by students. He may become reinfected via food, although I buy from reputable suppliers. I prefer to be safe and after several years he remains very healthy. At the correct dose, worming is very safe.
- 27-Oct-12, 11:47 AM #10
- 27-Oct-12, 02:24 PM #12
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Your snake has a certain amount of worms in his gut to aid in digestion, this symbiotic relationships is benificial to the snake so worming without a bloom of worms can harm the snake Vets will do a float test to see if you are concernedThe most dangerous snake is ? The one that just bit you !
Snakes have bacteria in their gut just like we do, but worms are not natural. Wild snakes tend to carry a fair load of these parasites, but this is not of any benefit to the animal.
- 27-Oct-12, 07:23 PM #15
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