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  1. Murph_BTK

    Murph_BTK Well-Known Member

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    My snake was submerged in his water bowl not uncommon but this time he had taken a dump in the bowl.. now he has small black dots on his skin, hes due for a shed soon.. i was wondering if i should soak him in some water? Luke warm and see if this helps with clearing up the smell and dots .. i feel terrible right now...

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    are the dots moving? he might have mites

    check carefully around his eyes
     
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    Nah def not mites i know how to treat that.. is like dirt under his skin.. I'll try and get some pics up tho in shed phase.. he not too keen... hahahah appreciate the query tho mate

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    I'd leave him until he sheds; he might not appreciate the extra handling.
     
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    Will he not remove them with the shed?
     
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    Heres hoping stompie... just disappointed with myself not noticing it earlier.. i try and keep up on water replacement and cage cleaning...

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    Could be just from pooping in his water.....
     
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    Don't stress Murph. Hopefully it comes off with shed, if not, a warm bath is perfectly fine. Without suds of course. :p
     
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    Hey guys as the title says I have a question.. So the other day I saw a RBB tag a lil finch near a creek and the bird hopped around a bit and succumb to the venom ..the RBB took off never bothered to eat it.. I took the bird home as my kids were not happy.. would it be ok if I fed it to my monitors?? It's been frozen for a fee days and I would assume that in the wildlife plebty of wildlife get eaten by animals that have been affected by venomous snakes etc.. Just food for thought.. hate to see the lil guy die for no cause.. might as well be a snack for someone else. Life goes on

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    I wouldn't risk it Murph. Considering the size of the bird, any venom in its tissues may not be fatal for a monitor but could possibly make it a bit ill.
     
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    I probably wouldn't risk it either but as far as I'm aware venom can be ingested without any issues. As long as it doesn't get into the blood
     
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    @Murph_BTK Haven't recent studies shown that most monitors and some Tiliqua Sp carry venom in their Saliva anyway? so if that be the case then the small amount of venom in the little bird should not have any effect on your Monitor. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) -ronhalling-
     
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    Yes there have been studies done and venom of some type has been found. Even though an animal is venomous doesn't mean that a different type of venom won't affect them.
    Look at Red Belly Blacks eating Brown snakes as an example.
     
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    Yeah my first thoughts was it to not risk it.. sorry bird bit of bad luck I will bury it in the backyard.. appreciate all the feedback peeps.. happy herping

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    Personally I don't think it would have had any effect on your monitor(s). Wild monitors big and small eat vens, including highly dangerous ones, on a regular basis.
     
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