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wow seen this meny time when working at pet shop in qld i allways try to get people to feed straght from there hands insted of tongs . i have seen peole loose there pythons fromthe same thing and even seen broken jaws . i you are affrade of getting biten just lay the food item away from were the python is thay will still find it best not to use tong to feed snakes unless its vens you have. any way beest of luck for you and i hpoe your python recovers.
wow, thanks for sharing your story, i think ill stick with offering food by hand after all!!
good to hear shes looking better!!Some people are like slinkys, not really good fro anything, but still bring a smile to ur face when u push them down a flight of stairs,....
- 18-Jun-12, 12:06 PM #33
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Glad she is on the mend, big difference between the first pics u posted to the last!! U mentioned she had some sand stuck to her mouth because of the 'oozing'......just a suggestion, but i would consider moving her off the sand so she doesnt end up becoming infected all over again. Besides that, i had my bredli on sand for a day, i removed it fast, as after having a drink, she got some stuck in her eye, she was fine, but it scared me, i now use astro turf, but even paper or paper towel or something similar so there isnt anything that can stick to her mouth would probably be better.*Survived Hell*
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Are you injecting Fortum intramuscularly? Great stuff, a bit of silverzine spread over the site seems to help when dealing with stomatitis etc. as well.
well great news! woke up this morning to find she had shed and was out and about and active! 1 more day of treatment left, havent had the swab results back from the lab yet, but prob not needed in the end as its cleared up from what the vet gave me anyways.... had her out on the couch for an hour or so and she looked great.
it has been about 2 weeks since her last feed, so i think i will go and get some much smaller mice to feed her on for a bit, her jaw must still be a bite sore.
in regards to the sand, i thought this one over and over, and ive come across from a marine reef tank as my hobby, and spent so long making my reef look as natural as possible, as i also believed the more natural the set up the more natural for the inhabitants, i understand with snakes its not quite the same, but i really do like to set up my creatures environements to look natural and impressive. for me its not just enough to have a cool creature, i like to have a cool natural enviroment to observe them in too... but please tell me if this is stupid... i am still a massive beginer... i will take on the hand feeding advice though!!!!
ill get a pic up of the medication tommorow, in bed now, CBF to get out!!! heres some pics from tonight
when do u guys think i should feed her next? wait a few more days yet?
and now for my next problem..... my lovely/evil boxer puppy...
Last edited by lux_06; 18-Jun-12 at 10:39 PM.
Well I took the snake back to the vet today, noticed her throat was swelling up again and bloody liquid in the mouth during giving the medication this morning.
The Medication was butryl
Change of plan now, injections only every 48 hours so we don't disturb the head/jaw, whatever it is defiantly "burst" this morning as the discharge was quite significant and got worse after handling around the head, and the the puffiness was reduced after all this.
Will keep u guys posted
Last edited by lux_06; 20-Jun-12 at 10:52 PM.
thanks for the update mate. Hope all goes well
it sounds absolutely awful
the thought of it bursting....eeek
where are you....are you seeing the best reptile vet in your area.....
well snake is still not 100%... we are of the opinion now that maybe the wound or damage is not in the jaw, but in the throat as that remains swollen. having injections of antibiotics twice per week still and leaving her alone as much as possible.
the vet is Dr Nadeem @ glenside vet, got his details from this site and he appears very knowledgable. my only realistic option too as im in the adelaide hills, the other vets are about an hour drive away...
thomasss - yeh she didnt even really get in trouble for that! im used it by now... she is a terror, but such a wicked dog!!! often wonder if getting a second one will keep her more ocupied? but while at the vet for the snake i bought her a heap of things to keep her busy during the day! we have heaps of land for her but her real passion is shredding things!!!!! last house we lived at she got to the neighbours chickens!!!
i originally got my pup i have now to give my old girl a friend for her last few years , its made her heaps more active and happy , they do play together great but it can mean double trouble at times if the old girl decides to join in with the pup in shredding things (she's never done anything like it before though)
how old is she ? my family's had 4 in the past and in our experience they tend to settle down with the chewing at about 2-3 years but they still think their a pup till their about 10 when they start slowing down a bit
I have 2 Amstaffs lux and they both LOVE to chew. To concur this habit I buy thick rope chew toys, usually from cheap as chips as they are only about $2 there and soak them in chicken stock for a while so they are completely flavored and then give the dogs one each before going out if I'm going to be gone for extended periods and they work awesome. The dogs love them as they are flavored and the chewing keeps their teeth clean so it's a double winIts good to be back
Same chew problem here with my pups except mine are Border Collies. Come home and the washing is just scattered all over the yard and ripped to pieces!!!!!
I like your idea Troyster, may just have to try that!!!!I have skin. Potatoes have skin. Therefore I am a potato.
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