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  1. PythonLegs

    PythonLegs Very Well-Known Member

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    I personally wouldnt attempt keeping a spotted at 32 degrees. Nowhere in their native range does it drop to 32 for any length of time. Just an observation.

    When you say the vet gave you 'injections', what exactly did he give you? And which vet did you go to? Some of the advice handed out by even experienced vets is pretty mind blowing.
     
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    It doesn't get below 32 degrees in Brisbane? The hottest month being January with an average of 26 degrees... Their native range extends from Cape York QLD to the Tamworth area in NSW, I would say in that distance temperatures would be quite variable. I also based my temperature off of reading 'The complete children's python A comprehensive guide to the natural history, care, and breeding of Anterisia species. Chapter 7: The Care and Maintenance of Anterisia - page 133.

    The vet gave me Fortum and is located in south Penrith.

    Cheers.
     
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    We've used this style of substrate for years without issue. The only time it is dusty is when you are putting it in or cleaning it out. An easy clean, low odour substrate that has worked well for us.
     
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    I'll have to take anonther look as we use it for our kitty =) will make things easier that's for sure.
     
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    Cheers Jamie, I'll give him another feed and get a sample to be tested. It's frustrating as this is what I suspected and specifically asked about after much research into the symptoms. Each time I've gone back to the vets I have taken fresh samples. I can only assume they have been thrown out. In regards to green on the urates, a green substance seems to crystalise on the outside white through the middle, not a good sign I imagine?
     
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    That'd be 26 degrees air temp, mate. Big difference between basking spot temp and air temp.
     
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    Hmmm, even so, a lot of variables. Under constant direct sunlight yes, temps would be a lot higher than ambient. I've provided you with where I got my information regarding temps, Co-authored by arguably Australia's most successful ant breeder. And I personally have never had issues with my temps in regards to feeding, and digestion until now with the most likely cause being parasites it seems.
     
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    An update...

    Over the last 6 months, I've been back and forth from the vets and spent close to $800 on treatment. Multiple courses of antibiotics, flagyl, vitamin b shots, fecal floats etc and x-rays, unfortunately the symptoms still remain the same and no diagnosis has been made, he's slowly dropping weight each time I go back to the vet. I'm not sure where to go from here?

    Cheers
     
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    Could only suggest trying another vet. There's a lot of vets claim to be "Herp Specialists" so they can either charge a premium price or gain more clients/work but only have the most basic of knowledge and experience. We have a "Herp Specialist" in Newcastle area who would eat that $800 in 2 to 3 visits without blinking.
     
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    Hmm, I think I've been to that herp vet (near) Newcastle and came out of it $1100 lighter after treatment and two nights in "hospital." Came as a bit of a shock, and the snake died anyway...

    Jamie
     
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    I've been to three different vets, two of them having been recommended. So about 6 visits all up.
     
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    Further update.

    Unfortunately I decided to have the spotted euthanised today, with a post-mortem. There was more and more, almost fluro green staining on the urates. I just got off the phone with the vet who said his liver was twice the normal size with distinct markings (inclusions?), the vet also noted before euthanising, He suspects a possible virus...


    cheers.
     
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