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Re: MY KINGSNAKE CANT KEEP ANYTHING DOWN (HELP)!


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Posted by Roy on January 15, 2002 at 22:48:53:

In Reply to: MY KINGSNAKE CANT KEEP ANYTHING DOWN (HELP)! posted by king4456 on January 13, 2002 at 15:47:29:

You're on the wrong forum for this, but I'll try to answer.

If you have getula kings that aren't digesting, and this has been going on for a long time,
you have a serious problem that will probably be fatal unless resolved.
I suspect the animal has either an intesitinal blockage, or a bacterial or possibly protozoal infection.
Kingsnakes can normally digest even at normal room temps,(70F) as long as they aren't disturbed.
If the animal is defecating you should consider taking a stool sample to the vet for analysis.

Palpate the animals belly and see if you can feel any bumps. This would be indicate a possible blockage
or even a tumor or similar abnormal growth.

Regurgitation syndrome can happen in several species, but it is almost unheard of in getulas.
After regurges, feeding should never be retried for a least a full week, to allow the digestive system to
recover.

My gut feeling is, you have a serious infection or blockage. The animal will eventually waste away an die
unless the source of the problem can be found and rectified.


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