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Hi Kestrel...

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Posted by Kestrel on May 10, 2003 at 12:14:07:

In Reply to: Hi Kestrel... posted by chris_harper2 on May 10, 2003 at 09:54:50:

I think I over exagerated and was too hyped to be clear.. The snake has only been missing for a little over a week, and wasn't in that bad of shape. She was just dehydrated. I gave her a 12+ hour wait period to let her body absorb the water before feeding her, and yes 3 day old pinks is a small meal for her. ;) She's about 2ft, and a year old.. Thanks for the advice and concern, but I had everything under control. ;) She'll be fine. Just glad to of found her safe and sound. I had no hope of finding her at all..

:Just so you know, it's not a good idea to feed a snake (especially a hatchling) immediately after it's been through something stressful like that and is dehydrated. Better to give them a few days to reacclimate so they don't regurgitate. And then the first meal should be small. Maybe 3 pinks is small for the size of your specimen - I don't know how big it is.

:And if it's vertebral column is still protruding it might be a good idea to get it a shot of lactated ringer solution.

:I'm sure you did not hurt your snake, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Hope I did not come across as flaming or anything.

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