Stimmie, went limp

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  1. JonesyJ

    JonesyJ Not so new Member

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    hey guys,
    Was just cleaning out my stimmies cage before feeding time. I thought I would take her out and put in a box for 3-4mins while i was cleaning as she kept getting in the way, went to pick her up and was completely limp as if she was dead, was even just slopped over my hand, I thought ok back in enclosure under some heat, now she is moving around as if nothing has happened.
    What has just happened?
    Have I just had a close call?
    Should I still feed her?

    Cheeers
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    So I decided to feed her and ate it as nothing happened.
    I have since realized that the box I had her in was from a delivery I had today, had a divider in it and had that end covered, which had a small bag of dry ice in it, but wouldn't of thought that would of mattered seeming as was other end and had a divider in it. Only thing I can think of though.
     
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    vampstorso Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have no idea, but bumping for you
     
  3. Scutellatus

    Scutellatus Well-Known Member

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    If you had the lid on it is possible it passed out from the carbon dioxide gas released from the dry ice.

    Edit: After further thought, it doesn't matter whether the lid is on or off. See my post below.
     
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    just a thought what temp would it have been in the box with dry ice? perhaps it was in shock from the cold?
     
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    Aussiepride83 Very Well-Known Member

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    Dry ice gives off carbon dioxide... it's used to euthanize rodents. I'd say that was the culprit as Scutellatus said above.
     
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    Yes as the above have suggested I believe it to be the gasses, definitely a close call id say glad he/she is ok.

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    Didn't even think of the gas. Deliver gas for a living too. Wow looks like I got her put just in time. Ice was in a silled bag and lid was only on end with ice. Stimmie could try and get put if she wanted.
    Cheers guys
     
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    Carbon dioxide sits lower than oxygen/air, so even with the lid off, the gas won't escape unless disturbed.
     
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    Rob Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thread cleaned. While we are generally pretty lax elsewhere, Herp Help & Reptile ID are NOT the place for the Comedy Hour or idle chit chat.
     

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