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Posted by DeanAlessandrini on February 03, 2003 at 11:58:16:

In Reply to: help!!! posted by lynex17 on February 03, 2003 at 11:32:01:

:This is not entirely uncommon in boids...especially carpets and tree boas / pythons, b/c they eat relatively large meals and very inactive.

Some of the more well known breeders of these species recommend injecting the f/t rodent with water before feeding...as the excess water tends to loosen the stool and make "backups" less likely.

That said as preventative...for now, I'd say there are several things you should try:

1- A nice long bath in 80-85 deg water may help loosen up the stool that's probably compacted in there and cause a bowel movement
2- you can try a small (like 2 tsp) dose of mineral oil through a tube to gently stimulate defacation.
3- If all else fails, you can actually try an enema...although you may want to talk to a qualified reptile vet to reccomend how to do this.

When you soak the snake...gentle massage can help loosen the stool as well...sometimes after the bath you can even gently squeeze out some of the feces like a tube of toothpaste!

my thoughts....
good luck.

Dean Alessandrini


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