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Posted by Bezzerra on April 17, 2003 at 08:58:18:
In Reply to: What can I do? posted by Skyz on April 16, 2003 at 19:07:01:
I have also been told by many in the herp community that aspen is not safe for a snake. For this reason, I use hardwood mulch for substrate. You might want to try putting this in your cage over the newspaper instead of aspen. Just a thought....
Oh, and something else you might want to look in to if you want something that is eye-pleasing is indoor/outdoor carpet. Have enough of it to where you can just take it out and replace it with the clean one while you wash the soiled one.
This way, you don't have to worry about them accidently getting the wood chips in their mouths either. The only problem I have found with this type of substrate is that it doesn't hold moisture very well.
:Hi! I have four Burms but two of them have had chronic respiratory problems. I have taken them to the vet time and time again. One has been on Amikacin, Baytel and back on Amikacin. I don't have money for what my vet calls a "cocktail" of medicines. The vet said that some times its just "weak genes", from a long line of inbreeding, that causes the reoccurring respiratory in Burms. I just don't have the time and money to continue this anymore. One I have been treating for over a year now. I don't want to euthenies either of them. What can I do with them? I hate to turn them over to a Burm rescue or something because 3 of my four Burms I've rescued my self. I keep their temperatures correct, there housed in large cages with a heating pad and lights. They are on aspen bedding. Everything is correct they just keep getting sick. These Burms are my babies (8 and 11 foot babies) but I just can't keep them any more and still treat them. What can I do with them?