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Posted by genaroleon on May 04, 2003 at 15:51:20:
In Reply to: here i am ...... posted by peteralbrian on May 04, 2003 at 13:27:49:
Some of my snakes go more regurlarly that others, and like yours some of mine only go about every 2 months. I have access to needles (LOL sounds funny) - when you inject into the abdomen rouchly how many cc's of water do you let in??
:i did that with one of my boas, who i never saw drinking .. anyway this method helped him poop about once every 3 weeks. before he could go to 2 months without pooping. he would look swollen at the end part and i just couldn't bare it.
:this is what i do.... i use the syringes with needles ( like the ones used for blood or vaccine) and i just inject water inside the feeder, in the abdomen. its better to insert in 2 places rather then just in one becasue if there is a lot of pressure inside there would be some backflow. you can also inject under the skin but don't inject too much cos the pressure builds up soon here.
:if the boa in consideration has a case of severe constipation i suggest getting a small rat ( smaller then usual) and really fill him with water. unlike bathing ( whcich doesn't always work) or force watering , the method has no strees effect on the boa.
:its also great to inject vitamins or calcium without giving the food a bad taste.
:thats all i can think of. hope it helps...
:ps... i am flatter that someone will use this method considering i'm quite a beginner.